I'm a former benchrester and I agree that my Marlin 94C in .357 won't take any matches but it sure is fun to shoot. I DO NOT recommend .357 Blazer in it: I had a doggone aluminum case bend on me trying to get it thru the loading port. Had to disassemble the gun around a live bent round. I have noticed that some of my warmer cast bullet .38 loads (in the +P range) do lead quite a bit so I've gone to copper lated bullets. Overall I'm quite happy. I did replace the orig sights with Williams Firesites - I shoot mostly indoors so I can't decide yet if they helped a lot.