I'm a fanatic about research, so when it came to choosing a new .308 cal rifle I looked forward to the task! After months of scouring specs, reviews, hard-core user feedback, custom stock mfr's and more, I narrowed it down to a top 3. I chose the RGS for its Ruger reputation, simple/reliable bolt action and SS construction. What ultimately influenced my decision for this setup was the new tactical stock from Mark2Tactical. If you've never seen one, it is impressive. I'm very tall and was concerned about the small nature of the stock scout rifle and lack of adjustment for pull and cheek rest. I was also concerned with a relatively small forend on the standard stock and my large hands. The M2T stock fit the bill and then some. It's very easy to adjust, lightweight and TOUGH (especially tough looking). It's also very simple to operate...which I like most. Additional accessories are coming out soon for the stock and I'll be adding essentials over time. I highly recommend the combination and great choice Impact Guns team!