Now before anyone tries to warn me about the recoil don't bother. Had one of these years ago, fired 3 rounds of factory fodder and headed for the nearest gun show to dump it! Older and wiser now and plan to download for it and shoot primarily 400 gr bullets at moderate speeds, no ele loads for me! Main reason for the purchase is a rekindled love affair with the old model 77. I recently picked one up in .30-06 and after floating the bbl it has become a superb shooter. Still have the first one I ever bought. It was a .270 RS version with sights, that I had rebarreled to .280 Rem with a 24" Douglas bbl. Shoots like a houseafire, I won sporting rifle matches with back in the late 80's. This .458 was made in '79 and neither me nor my FFL/smith guy think its been fired since leaving the factory or ever been apart. I took it apart to make sure nothing was amiss under the steel, looked brand new. Came with box and papers and rings. Its also stocked in Circassian walnut and is so marked on the box. Waiting for some brass to load and then give it a go. Weight is 9.25# bare bones.