Not sure about this purchase at first. Wanted an inexpensive .25-06 wood stocked rifle that could get beat up without too much of an esthetic loss. Packaging left something to be desired, as did first impression because of excessive oil coating from factory. Upon cleaning, the gun started to look better. After sighting in and working up some loads, this rifle really started to grow on me. It was very accurate out of the box and the action smoothed out considerably. Pet loads run from one half to three quarter inches. Easily mounted a Nikon Prostaff 5 2.5-10x42 scope with Leupold bases and rings. In my opinion, this turned out to be a very good rifle for the money.
Even though I have better looking, more expensive hunting rifles, this rig is turning out to be one of my favorite west Texas deer rifles.
San Antonio, TX