Good Morning from Colorado. I thought I'd join up here after lurking for a while. Long time shooter (over 60 yrs), veteran, and retired. I've owned a walnut stocked 464 since April, 2012 and really enjoy it. I had both a pre-64 Win 94 and a Marlin way back some 40 yrs ago and didn't like either one. The Win had too floppy of a lever and trigger and the Marlin was too clunky so I sold each of them. We don't use a 30-30 out here for hunting so I just did without but after I quit hunting days, I still liked the idea of a 'thudy-thudy' for my collection (it's one of 8 leverguns). Anyway, in 2012 I decided to get one, just because, and looked around at what was what. The Win and Marlins were no better than my old ones and so I gave the Mossberg 464 a look. Liking what I saw, I picked up a NIB one and have enjoyed it. I handload 16 different calibers so I've got a few loads I use with it. My wife's favorite is a 150grn X-Treme plated bullet plinking load I use with W760 powder. I have an Win 70 in '06 and the 8lb keg of W760 I got for it will last me 100yrs so found a good plinking load for 30-30. It's a great shooter as is with it's Marbles sights so I've left it stock. I really love to plink at bowling pins out at 200yds with it.