I had an ATR100, and it was a great rifle. In addition, Shooting Times recently did a rifle shoot which included an ATR100, and the writers were impressed -- they said it shot and handled way beyond its price tag. The 4x4 is an upgraded version of the ATR, so you can't go wrong. I have an ATR100 on my list for my top three next firearms purchases. By the way, Mossberg is a family owned company, not a mega corporation brand, so the money spent on your 4x4 is good for the economy and the little guy as well.