So, after all the initial "new gun fever" wore off, and I was sitting on the edge of my bed examining my new purchase, I couldn't help but admire it. It has a really solid feel, comes to the shoulder perfectly and with exceptional balance, and the whole thing just screams "serious rifle"! I can hardly wait to try it out...I'm having flashbacks to Ralphie in "A Christmas Story" when he opened up his Red Ryder box on Christmas morning! Thanks again to all who have posted.
Seen on a bumper sticker: "Exercise. Eat right. Take vitamins. Die anyway."