Things I liked:Not a bad starter rifle; plenty powerful for rabbits and raccoons, even. The open sights aren't very durable, but they're adequate. Scope is simple, but works well. Stock size and shape feels good. I've had mine for three years now, and it still shoots 5 shots into a quarter at 30 yds without much effort. Things I would have changed:How about a sling? Lack of checkering makes the stock slippery with wet hands. What others should know:Cocking effort not really suited for younger kids. Sure hard to go wrong with the price, though.