We have one. I like it a lot. It's very light (6 3/4 lbs without anything) but the stock soaks up recoil. It's very accurate and corrosion resistant. Unlike the older model 700s, the XCR II does not lock the bolt on safe (which I don't like), and I replaced the rear sight which was junk with an NECG rear sight. Ours has two bears to it's credit (my brown bear and my son's black bear).
Oh, by the way, the bolt opened twice while it was on safe while my son was hunting in thick brush in New Mexico on our black bear hunt. I really liked the old Rem 700 two position safety which locked the bolt on safe, can't find a way to make that work with the current safety so I'm having Ed LaPour install a 3 Pos M70 type safety on the rifle. I'm going to send it out this week. When I get it back I'll post some pictures and tell you guys what I think. All in all the XCR is a pretty good bargain in a 375 H&H. I'm not a Ruger fan but if you like them and like the 375 Ruger cartridge they're a great bargain also.
Leopard Legend....................Hi John.............I see that you have not visited AH in awhile. Hope all is well. I am looking for a hunt in Namibia..............would like to ask a few questions about your hunt.............all the best..............................Bill
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian