Define "knockaround". I use a 700 BDL C/D with a $700 Leupold scope for most big game hunting. I try not to damage it, but it's a tool, so stuff happens, and I would rather scratch a more expensive rifle than not get the animal I'm after due to cheap equipment on a hunt that is, at minimum, costing me several days of work and another few hundred in fuel and supplies. Something to beat around in the truck for coyotes and the like? A $300 Mossberg Patriot with a $200 Vortex scope is what the doctor ordered.