I bought my 742 Woodsmaster Carbine in 1970. Most reliable gun, as far as accuracy. I can get less than 1/4 " groups with a bench rest at 100 yards, I have the target to prove it. Shot deer at 40 to over 200 yds. I have found that a lot of people that bought these guns used surplus ammo, or did not take very good care of them. I use only Remington Core Lok, 150 grain bullets. The carbine is good to walk through thick cover. Managed to shoot several coyotes. 2002 shot a moose. The distance was 185 yards.