2 Days ago while at academy sports and outdoors I had to do a double take when I saw a sign about a .17 cal rifle since we all know theres no such thing rite? WRONG!!! I asked the store clerk to let me check one out and I ended up walking away with my new rossi soon to discover that I now held a gun being 38.5 inches overall with a barrel length of 23" @ 6.25 lbs the round itself while being nothing short of what id have to call being a very tiny and cute round is not what id call a very nice round to say the least! the round is a hollowpoint brass jacket with a 2 mile range and a round that is 600 ft per second faster than a 22 round. Today I shot it for the first time and was blown away as I watched round after round go through a 2x4 like a hot knife going through butter. I shot a old refridgerator and again my jaw dropped as I observer that at 30 yards the round had gone through and through with the exit leaving a very nice 4" hole. At 100 yards I shot into a pond and the delay between shot and impace was instant literally. The design of this round is beyond question the most exciting and kill efective round I personally have ever seen ! This round will take out a 250lb hog of a lagre buck at 150 yards easily since the design of the round penetrates quite easily due to its pencil sized tip yet with the hollow point design internal damage is maximum. This rifle at the same time will be great for small game kills as well. Now do yourself a favor and check one out before the word gets out and there all gone only to return at im sure a much higher price than the $265.00 that I just paid for mine.