I'm a 45 guy I like my 45s. But I shot my 8X57 for the first time today and I'm getting set to maybe have a new favorite. I can't comment on the accuracy of my rifle yet but all else seems like I have a new favorite. My cast rifle has been a 700 Remington 300 whisper but this Mauser I've got it shoots just close to the 300 and I might dump the 300. So I guess the 45s will still dominate my pistols but my go to gun is looking to change.