I am now a few hundred rounds through this rifle --- only a handful of which are the hollow points and am very pleased. Very affordable for me, has the comfortable feel, and I don't mind say I think it's fun to shoot.
My guess is that the previous owner didn't clean it as he should have when it was brand new, and therefore was never pleased with it. Can't wait to hit the woods again. If I don't get out before bow season starts, I will certainly be chasing some squirrels in late winter.