I have shot thousands of rounds thru my 196 series also, it still keeps going. I love the feel of the action after it is worn in, I did polish mine to a very smooth feel. Its my go to rifle but one thing I have notice with mini's, the mags make a difference in accuracy. If you are having problems hitting or lost zero, try switching mags. I mark all my mags so I know which one to grab and give best accuracy.
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