Like I said, there are probably more people out there who prefer the 30-06 to the .270 and it is a very versatile caliber. You cant go wrong either way. No matter what me or anybody else on here tells you, you should get what YOU want and you will be happier in the end. Go to the gun store and ask to handle both the T/C and the Ruger, put them both up to your shoulder and see how they feel to you, ask permission to dry-fire them both and see how each trigger feels to you. The best rifle is like best caliber, largely a matter of opinion and personal preference. The Redfield is a good scope but also (here comes another opinion) take a look at the Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40.