After hauling and shooting my heavy 30-06 for many years, I wanted a more practical hunter. I looked at many more expensive types and money was so object, but ultimately weight and accuracy mattered most and this rifle excels in both. Weighs only 6lbs, match grade trigger, hammer-forged barrel, short throw, free-floated. The scope mounts were kinda cheap so I added a nightforce 20MOA canted full rail on the top for about $70 and bolted a Zeiss Conquest 3X9:40mm on top with low mounts to bring the scope closer to the center-bore. No problems with bolt action or scope clearance; there are no iron sights. Wow, what a tack driver for $400! Incredible bargain, Low recoil with 150-165 grains, Ruger quality, All American made. Super light for long treks. I also recommend a basic Ruger check-rest to bring the head up to the scope level. I'm hitting everything inside 300, haven't tried any longer yet.