joel, I too hunt with all my guns except my Dad's retirement Browning SXS, unfired. Otherwise I enjoy hunting with the classic's. I do take a chance on damage but these guns beg to be hunted with. While this may be follish to some I shoot my collectables which lowers their collectability market value to just a good shooter, however, part of the collecting for me is the fun in shooting the old stuf! The Winchester 88 is a rifleman's dream machine that has really escallated in value yet you see a few hunters still using them in the woods every year. Half the fun hunting for me is to take say a Winchester 94 in 38-55 cal and hunt with-in the limits of the guns effective range. This in contrast to a modern scoped rifle that exceeds the hunters ability to shoot at x-long ranges. I do this not for the sole purpose of killing but for the enjoyment of the hunt which is the primary thing for me now. Remember how we discussed the stages a hunter goes through as they age, well this may be the final stage?