I just got a beautiful piece of history, a nice Springfield 1903 rifle, in virtually perfect condition.
Took it down to the range today and it is absolutely stunning. The penetrating power is good, and though it has a pretty good kick, it still has great balance and handles like a dream. I shot targets at 100yards, and the thing felt awesome.
I'm a huge history buff (mainly early roman republic history but all history in general) and I've been looking to get one for a long time.
Great thing about the US: just goto the store and walk home with a gun, so I got it before it was sold to someone else.
I will post pictures of me target practicing with it soon: