I think if it was in the depression right where I am standing now ,or todays situation, either way for a small ranch rifle this is hard to beat ! No batteries needed and if you cast and reload you are golden Those 86 grain Remington core lokts are ideal for mountain lion , the small blacktail deer in your orchard or any critter bigger than your .22 short won't handle. This thing is just sooo slick, sooo sveldt , and surprisingly accurate to the 100 yards I can see with irons . Probably hurt you as bad as a .223 to 200 yards if it came to that .The gun is much easier to load than a side gated receiver. I think it holds 10 shots, I never stuffed more than that in, being Ca.and all. About 1.5" at 100 yards with 10 year younger eyes from bags .