Bought one new in 1981. 50-gr 4350 pushes 100-gr bullets pretty good, and case life is good too (I anneal and trim after 5 loadings). Fairly accurate for a light rifle, shoots better than I do out to 300+. Shot well over 100 deer (mulies and w.t.) and antelope, and even a few bull elk I bumped into while mulie hunting. Use good bullets--I favored Nosler partitions for years, switched to Barnes the past 8 or so years.
Light to carry while hiking over the Montana hills. Light recoil too--my daughter's first rifle and also several other new hunters.