well said"addertooth"I think everyone will agree this is not a match target air rifle. With the heavy cocking effort and the cost of 30 caliber pellets, this is not a sit and plink all day air gun either. The only real questions I would have are: 1. At roughly 550 feet per second with a 44 grain pellet, will it be more effective (for hunting) than a 26 grain 25 caliber pellet moving at 750 feet per second. 2. Is the accuracy sufficient for hunting. The rabbit is not impressed (or any more dead) if you put 5 pellets all through the same hole.