Mossberg makes this same rifle in traditional wood and blued steel. I personally prefer the traditional model. If I was hunting in conditions like the people in the History Channel's program "Swamp People" I would want a composite stock and durable non rusting finish on the metal parts. For this kind of use it is too bad they don't make a gun like the old Remington Nylon rifles that came out in the 60's. I thought they had all the appeal of a day old roadkill, but they could take abuse that would leave a normal rifle a pile of rusting junk and still fire. I would hope the firearms world is big enough for all kinds of guns to be accepted.
357 Taurus Gaucho, 22 Heritage RR, 2-Pietta 1858 44 NMA Remingtons, Pietta, Euroarms & ASM 36 1851 Navies, 31 Uberti 1849, 12 ga H&R Topper, 16 Ga Western Field, 43 Spanish Remington Rolling Block, 44 ASM Colt Walker, High Point C9 9mm, Winchester 1906 22, Rossi 62 22 rifle, Uberti 1860, H&A & IJ 32 S&W BreakTop, 36 Euroarms 1858, 32 H&R 04, 22mag NAA SS BP revolver, .44 Rodgers & Spencer, IJ 38 S&W BreakTop, IJ 22 Sealed 8