I have a SS KM77VT MKII in 22-250. When I bought the rifle and subsequently brought it home, I realized I had overlooked something. The barrel was bent! (it took a keen eye to see it.) I had no way of knowing whether this was a factory defect or if some moron at the gun shop was using my rifle as a pry bar to open crates with.
Anyway, I sent the rifle back to Ruger with an explanation and they re-barreled my rifle with zero charge to me.
Along with their good CS, I really like the looks of the rifle and its performance. And I especially like the factory two-stage trigger.
I would buy another Ruger rifle. (although the Rem 700 is my fav.)