I took my .44 mag carbine out to the range today. I hadn't had a chance to shoot it since I got it last summer. It has a 4X widefield scope on it. The first shot was`a hit on a 1 gallon jug at about 65 yards. I was impressed with the low recoil. It handles nicely, very similar to a 10/22 carbine. I think it would make a great rifle for pig hunting. I put about 20 rounds through it with no problems. If .44 mag wasnt quite so expensive, this would be a frequent gun at my plinking sessions.