NO fun and too late! I just bought my FIRST large bore! A .458 Winchester Magnum field grade CZ 550 Safari Classic w/an American style stock! It is balanced nicely, comes up to a shooting position without hesitation and the express sights are beautiful! The weight w/o a scope is a non-issue for me from a standing position. I put a one inch leather sling (military style) and slip on Limbsaver recoil pad. There is a little trigger creep I noticed, but I'm not using it (yet, maybe) to shoot prairie dogs at 300 yds. I put a little Rem. oil on the bolt slide rails and the action is smooth. I've read on AH some people considered the action "rough"? I don't see that yet at this point. Haven't shot it yet as I'm waiting on some ammo I ordered. I've been looking for a .458WM for some time and have wanted to own one forever! I looked for a 602 BRNO for quite awhile, but I couldn't pass up the deal I found on this new rifle. BUT, like every rifle I have bought that was unfamiliar to ME, I play the "devils advocate", and try to find ALL the potential issues which would/will lead me to get rid of it or trade it to TOBY 458 for his Winchester. Ha! Ha! Anyway, the ammo will be here soon and I can then do some field testing on stuff. Logs, steel plates, old Chevy pick up trucks, etc. I have a .375 h and h, but I remember Elmer Keith's quote years ago when asked about the .375. "Well, the .375 is a good whitetail gun". I know, different time, place, circumstances, etc. But, as I age, the time is now! Go big or go home! Field tests coming up!