Loved mine, bought it last year in September for the Kansas ML Whitetail season, had to go back in December. Used Triple 7 pellets with the provided 250gr sabots, was able to take a real nice Kansas 8 WT deer at 135 yards. Really like the fact down casing for primers versus the small T209, I fumble with the T209 cause of my large fingers. Also load and reload is so much easier in my opinion with the pellets verses powder. Over all a little heavier but shoots awesome. Put a Leupold Ultimate Slam scope on it........I think you would really like it.