I've been mulling over the purchase of a .375 Ruger "Alaskan." The one I'm considering has a laminated stock rather than the Hogue stock, 20" barrel, barrel band, express sights. Apparently, these have been discontinued by Ruger. From time-to-time I see these rifles for sale and was wondering if any members have any experience with them. I've hunted Alaska twice and plan on going back at some point. It seems to me the stainless gun in the laminated stock would be a good choice. Not very expensive, actually kind of an all-around sport utility gun for any wet, marine environment. Any thoughts? shooting impressions? Accuracy? Also wondering about velocity loss from that stubby 20" barrel. Let me hear the good, bad and ugly! Thanks to all!