I took the 300SS out for a walk Saturday. I have a few local natural ground blinds I hunt from in the area. I had forgotten how light & compact the 300SS is. It's a breeze to cock and with my 18" Accuspines and Slick Tricks I was ready for whatever the local wood lot had to offer! I really appreciated the short limbs & compactness of this little guy. When I constructed the blind in the summer I should have made it a little roomier! I did see a little 7/8 point buck, not a shooter, and a few doe. The weather was very warm for the last week of October. The rut has not kicked in as of yet....a cold front is supposedly moving into SW Pennsylvania this weekend. Sunday I took the 300SS to the yard and not surprisingly it was dead on...right where I left it!