Well here is the beauty on my latest trip to the range. I shot some regular cowboy loads at 50-100 yards and the thing is pretty accurate. Tried some Cor-bon 45colt +p loads and the rifle transformd in to a mean thing. There is a lot of difference. I would definately like to have a malcolm scope on it, I really like the vintage looks on lever guns, but im kind of undecided in between the scope or skinner's express peeps. I guess the confusion comes from the prices for that kind of stuff nowadays.