My 30-30 Handi is my problem child although they have a reputation for being very good. So far, groups have been disappointing, and so far I haven't go it to go "bang" every time I pull the trigger though it always has on the second try. I wanted to hunt it, but I guess if a Handi goes in the woods with me it will have to be my 'O6. The 30-06 is an ejector gun, and I had to tinker with that a bit, but it shoots well, and functions fine now. I have fooled with the forend on the 30-30, and have shot it with no forend, but no luck yet on grouping. I haven't delved into why it doesn't go bang yet....... maybe have to thin the hammer a bit? Firing pin strike seems a bit light.