This is the first rifle I have ever bought without research. I was at the gun shop and had to have it. A heart attack followed with the earlier Google posts being very negative. However, this rifle is 2011 production and I can find no faults. The scope is new , marked M73G2 and has corrected all the published complaints. It is made by Malcolm Hi-Lux and it should be fine. OK, I haven't fired it yet and if there is a problem, I will report it.