It shoots like any 30-30 really. The railed front isn't as comfortable as a normal one. It's an odd shape and I don't plan on putting any accessories on it. I like the fiber optic sights. I'm okay with the stock. The adjustable comb is useful and the ability to lengthen and shorten is nice. It is ugly but in a way I kind of enjoy. For me, it's not a hunting rifle. I just shoot it for fun. I dislike the green "ZMB" on the side and could do without that but other than that, it's just a 'fun' gun to shoot and enjoy. I wouldn't be caught out in the woods hunting with it but if the world was ending and I had to hunt people, well, it would do just fine. It's a conversation piece. People like it or REALLY hate it but everyone talks about it.