Hi everyone, I found a pretty good deal on a Ruger American in 30-06 and am going to be picking it up in a couple weeks. I've been hearing pretty good things about them and found one for a good price so I said what the heck. I definitely will use it for whitetail deer and some other north american game to get comfortable with it and if it performs well i may take it to Africa when i book my 1st plains game safari. Work and college have been insanely busy lately so please bear with me in uploading pics and a range report in a couple weeks! Feel free to chime in with any advice or experiences with the American. p.s. once I weed out some rifles I no longer shoot i'll pry end up getting a Ruger m77 hawkeye in 300 win mag for pg as well.