I also have a Ruger mod.77 in .30-'06 light sporter that is my main deer rifle. It will never win a shooting contest but it always gets the job done. The rifle I used the most in Africa was a Ruger mod. #1 in .375 H&H, which I absolutly love, and it did everything it was supposed to. I have no complaints about either rifle and wouldn't hesitate to take them hunting anywhere.