I have done a bunch of hunting witha 0-3 Springfield. this is what I do NOT like about them. the safety SUCKS. there's nothing you can do to make it better, it just sucks...going thru the brush, it will be bumped and go off safe....BAD ! very bad. the dad-gum bolt selector will inadvertently get grabbed by a brushpile and get hung in "Neutral" and the bolt will open and fall out. I also don't think the Springfields are near as strong as the 17 Enfield, (P-14) and the 17 has the very best safety on a bolt gun, EVER. much better action for whatever you're gonna do just my .02c ......