Just checked out this rifle on the Ruger website. It sure looks empressive and at a very competitive price. Lots of great features, too. My only criticism is a personal dislike of a tang safety. I traded in a Model 77 years ago, before it had the Winchester style safety, just because I would find the safety pushed up into the "fire" position. I believe this would happen when I had gloves on and I was gripping the rifle in a standard carry position which puts the hand right on top of that safety. Anyway, it's a nice gun, but watch that safety!