I had one of these in the standard wood blue. My oldest boy shot the biggest deer he has taken to date with it. Unfortunately I gave it to him and it followed him to Ft Stewart Ga. He has taken some hogs and a couple of deer with it down there. I have bought several rifles since this one and there just always seems to be a void. I told my youngest he could have it in the event I pass. I did mess up and buy a 300wthby in that same rifle but it just hurt my ears to much. I have never seen a gun go up in price over the years as much as this one.