Hi all, I have been hanging around a long time and felt it was time I started contributing something. So, I will start my contribution with some hopefully decent questions. I just bought an M77 Alaskan in .416 Ruger. No pics yet as I will pick it up on Monday. I think it is the same gun that Toby458 recently picked up. Mine is stainless with the overmolded Hogue stock. First question: Other than the stock, how is the Guide gun different from the Alaskan? I have read about both but have found nothing addressing this issue specifically. (Of course now that I have said that the next posting on the thread will be a reference to numerous previous threads about exactly the same subject).