I have to agree with .300 Weatherby Mag,
I love my Rugers... But the Pre-64 Winchesters are special... You can always buy a new ruger... Pre-64 Winchesters aren't a dime a dozen, especially rifles in good shape..
My sentiments exactly. Though I've always been a big fan of Ruger bolt-action Model 77s/MKIIs/Hawkeyes, et al; there is something special about a pre-64 Model 70-"the Rifleman's Rifle".