Yes-I guess there are drawbacks to most everything. It was fun to shoot long range and you could watch your hit. But it was no fun carrying to the bench. Stock was a H50 McMillan. Gunsmith showed me his and so I ordered mine also with optional lead filled. Stock weighed 34lbs and barreled action weighed 22lbs.(2" barrel with 2" Bat action.) Will not do that again lol56 lbs. ?