Yea, Aggie, I think it'll be a good rifle. Plan to hunt with it more than compete. Well,,,we don't have much 'buffalo rifle' competition in the mountains here,,hard to find the range ! And, mostly, I just like to shoot for my own enjoyment anyways. And hunt.
I've killed a couple or three deer with my other Sharps,,and let me tell ya,,taking deer with a Sharps has a Kewlness factor that would register big on the Richter scale