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
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
I chose to shoot the 270 winchester because I grew up...