I like the concept of the B&M rifles, short handy, light weight. So after reading the whole website I started to look around for one. I found 2 for sale on gunbroker one in 50 B&M one in 500 MDM. The stock on the 50 was ugly but the price was ok. So I decided I wanted to speak to the seller and set up a gunbroker account. Well I screwed up the security code and was locked out of my account before I even had one. Here is where I go off the rails a little. I know Paul T knows the seller of the 500 from his posts here, Mr B&M himself. So I PM Paul T and explain my situation, cause now I have to have this rifle before someone else gets it! A few messages back and fourth and I get an email from Mr McCourry the seller. I told him consider the rifle sold. All well and good he put a sold sign up on gunbroker. So what I forgot being a newbie was I bought it for the buy it now price. Ok not the end of the world but was little disappointed at my haste. The following day he contacted me, and without me asking split the difference. Mr McCourry told me he would set me up with this rifle. He sent along some loaded ammo, brass and bullets. I could not be happier with every aspect of the purchase. Even if I overpayed I don't care. The recoil isn't to bad 450 gr @ 2400 fps, 500 gr @ 2300 is stout. Have not shot for accuracy yet still shooting off hand getting used to it, the handling is great. Been pulling 375 RUM loaded ammo for the brass to fire from and saving the 300 gr A Frames for my 375. I will be looking for some M 70's cause my kids need one too, and I need a 458 B&M. The links on the B&M site are a wealth of knowledge backed up by research and field testing. Anyone on the fence give them a try you will not be disappointed if a wildcat interests you. Official pic and my pic when I received the rifle, and a 308 Win next to the 500 MDM. Thanks again to Paul T for facilitating the purchase.