I'll have you guys know, I have a 30-06 Handi that I took right out of the box and started shooting. There has been no tinkering with this gun. The only things I have done was install a scope, and an O-ring in the forearm. I've worked up three loads and use them exclusively in this rifle. I use Speer 125gr TNT for varmits, Sierria 165gr boat-tail for Wolves, sheep, and Caribou, and Nosler 180gr partition for Moose and Bears.
This gun takes a beating from being carried on the handlebars of my motorcycle (I do dump the bike occasionally), handlebars of my fourwheeler, lying on the dash of my track rig, in a gun case bolted to the luggage rack on the back of my snow machine, or strapped to the windshield of my dune buggy. It's gone through two scopes, the third one a Shepard seems to be lasting OK. I used this gun to shoot a Caribou last year at 200 yards, and a Cow Moose at 250 yards. I also carry it to shoot wolves. It's taken three Black Bear, and one day I'm sure it will be called on to shoot a Grizzly. I can drop a wolf standing out to 600 yards, running out to 500 yards.
I usually shoot three to four boxes of ammo through this gun a month. And I break down and clean it every other month or so.
Not bad for a gun right out of the box.