[4 of 5 Stars!]Firstly, regarding Bud's, the transaction was very smooth and they email you at every step (so expect lots of emails), it's a good thing. I went with the cash option, which is definitely a little slower, due to banks and then additional processing but it was worth it, I wasn't in a hurry. Bud's also notifies the FFL that the package is coming so they know to look out for it, that's another plus. Overall, 5/5 for Bud's.
About the gun, I scoped it out pretty easily with about 10 rounds. This is my first rifle and the groupings at 100 yards were within 1.5 inches, likely even less. Experienced shooters should be able to sight it in even easier with less shots. So bore sighting was fine. In the end, it was able to get the job done and I took home a doe at ~75 yards.
If you look at the other reviews, you will see that the main complains are about the magazine and about the bolt sliding too close to the scope. Those are all true. The magazine, when completely full, fits awkwardly and fits better when there's only 2-3 rounds in there. It will fill up to maximum capacity just fine though, just sometimes takes an occasional smack to get it in there flush. Honestly, it's not a big deal. No issues with it staying in.
If your hand is in a certain position when drawing the bolt back, it may hit the scope. Simple fix is to just not pull it back that way, you can easily pull it back without hitting your hand. The bolt slides smoothly when drawing back, but is a little tough at first to flip it to the "up" position (I'm sure there's a proper term for that). I'm hoping over time it will lessen as I break it in. None of these issues are a problem at all and I'm perfectly happy with it. Now if I had paid $700 then I might be upset, but these are all very, very minor and well worth it for the price.
Bottom line, well worth the money, probably the best bang for the buck and gets the job done with no major problems.Show More Reviews...