This is my new favorite varmint rig. Blooded it with Bobcats. I wanted to try it out on does. But they disappeared on me. My bestfriends brother did wound a nice 9pt., and as luck would have it, he came to the edge of the treeline at the meadow I was watching. I saw him and confirmed with my binos that he was wounded. Had blood all over his leg. I got a good rest and put a finisher in him at 239 yards. The 68gr HP performed excellent. He dropped. I was impressed by its performance. If I wouldnt have been there, Im quite sure that he would have been coyote, bobcat, or cougar food. The scope is just a cheap 3x9x28 w/illuminated recticle. Got it from Cheaper Than Dirt for $60. Not the best scope but it works good.