I bought a Browning BL22 back in the early 70's. Fast forward a half dozen years and I fired it regularly while in college and never had a single issue with it. It is such a beautiful rifle, shoots accurately, and is just all around smooth. At the time, at $70, this was considered a cadillac purchase for a young junior high student. Yes, it is. There is simply nothing to improve. Tubular storage, leverage action feed, adjustable sights, gorgeous stock and perfect worksmanship.