I dearly love the cartridge! IMHO: a) It is a great short-range defense cartridge. (There's no doubt about how well Soft Point bullets perform in this respect). See how well this ammunition performs in ballistic gelatin at brassfetcher ballistic testing. wwwbrassfetchers.com b) It is maneuverable. c) With either 10, 15, or 30 rounds at your disposal it has plenty of firepower at hand. d) Up to 150 yards, it gives up very little to the .223. e) It is easily mastered. f) Contrary to popular belief, it can be (and has been) used to harvest deer at moderate ranges (between 50 and 100 yards). Does anyone (besides me) view this "war baby" as a true sporting, as well as defensive, arm?