Ruger makes an excellent rifle in whichever caliber you chose.
Personally I only have experience with .243. It's great for hogs, deer, song dogs, and varmints.
I don't even own a ruger rifle anymore, but before I had child support pyments I had a no. 1 in .308 and a 77 in .243. I've had winchester, weatherby (vanguards only, no mkIV ever), ruger, remington, and savage.
RUGER is awesome. Easily as nice as the winchester. I can't say enough about how nice of a rifle ruger makes.
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