I made a WTB 30/06 post on another forum looking for a non safe queen shooter. A guy PM'd he had this Smith & Wesson 1500 for just $250. I replied as long as it goes bang I'd take it sight unseen. So I picked it up on Sunday and was more then pleasantly surprised. The dang DNZ scope mount alone is $60. In my research I found that it was built by Howa for S&W and that they are very good shooters. I also found out there was a recall on the bolt. I called S&W and they said it is still active but that Howa was now doing it. Called Howa and they have shipped me a prepayed box and label to return the bolt for repair or replacement. The bolt works very smooth and it has a factory adjustable trigger. It's a well made gun. I ordered one of the new Redfield Rebel 4-12x40 scopes from Academy. Will update when I shoot it.