Wow, thanks to everyone for all the compliments and kind words! This forum is great! I have really been enjoying this thing, and got to hunt with it some this year. I shot a wounded doe we were trailing as she got up to run, the ol' Marlin put her back in her place and finished what was a horrible shot to begin with. It wasn't the same as taking a traditional shot from a stand, and dropping one in its tracks though. I look forward to that next season.