I absolutly love my 500, I have only hunted some pigs in WV about 1 1/2 ago. Most of my deer hunting involves a 30-30 in the brush or my 700 in 270 for open field. Of the pigs I have shot, none moved more than the concusssion did to them. I usually shoot 400 grain PT Winchester with about 3000 fpe, so not much survives. I have only shot it around 10-15 yards. Group wise, it is decent with about 2" at 20 ft, from a rest. However, I have the 8 3/8" barell, so it is a handfull to hold. To comment on anything leaving the scene of the crime would be my hearing, after shooting it without protection I felt a little dizzy. Here is a pic and enjoy, I dont want to hunt deer with it just because of the damage. I would like to save some meat. However, I have shot clean through steel, small trees and a big block from an old ford, so I would not test it on any animal that I want to save some meat. The WV hunt was with some friends and for the most part close to head shots, so we saved some meat. IT WAS UGLY. Here is a pic .