I don't own one "yet". But it is built on a Mauser 98 action and made by a reputable gun maker. Sounds like a winning combo to me. Also it is one of the few guns out there being made in 338 Federal right now.
My two rugers were very accurate. I had a Mark II 300 Winmag and a Hawkeye 338 Winmag. They both shot every load I tryed under an inch. The 338 would frequently shoot 1/2" or under.
For me, they have been a great rifle and I think my favorite rifles.
My new CZ may become my new favorite once I get a scope on it and see what it's true accuracy is.
I don't think you can go wrong with Ruger
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...