The little gun will shoot! Only measured groups was at 50 yards and easily keeps them inside a nickle, took it out to 150 on my favorite shooting rock and it was making one consistent splash mark. Took it to the pond and dispatched 3 turtle and took 5 jackrabbits while cruising the ranch. Just as I was leaving there was a crow sitting on a cross beam about 100 yards away and he met the same faith as the others.
Bolt still gets in the way but not so bad when you have to make a deliberate reach to get the pad centered on your index finger. Plus if you get in a hurry the bolt will lock half way, make sure it's completed it's movement before lowering the bolt. All in all I say it's a keeper with the bugs being minor for the price you pay.
Yes a Weatherby does kill them deader.