As always, the quality of the barrel, which has a 1:10 twist, is critical for this kind of accuracy. As the name suggests, the barrel is heavy, and so is the rest of the rifle. Unscoped, it weighs 8 pounds 11 ounces. The trigger is very consistent, breaking within an ounce or two of 3 pounds 5 ounces, but it is a bit mushy, with a hint of creep and overtravel. This is a small point, but I found it distracting at times.