I had one after they came out 1978 and can't remember why I didn't like it. I sold it and just stayed with my 30 30. I always had a soft spot for Winchester model 94's and Colt revolvers. I was never one for bolt actions and scopes. Never really a shotgun lover either, but always had one around. Something about a shorter barrel 12 gauge hidden but near my bed, that helped me sleep when I lived alone in the mountains.