So tomorrow I'm picking up a lightly used Ruger M77 in .30-06 from a coworker. I managed to talk him down to $175, so regardless of the condition I'm sure it's a good deal. Even if I don't like it I can probably turn around and double my money. I know it has the famous Ruger reliability, but I'm wondering if anybody has any opinions on these guns? I haven't been able to find any negative reviews through Google, but every gun has its pros and cons. It sounds like the synthetic stock version (he said it kind of looks metallic?), and it only has two boxes of shells through it. I will need a suggestion for scopes and mounts, keeping in mind any hunting up here will likely be in a densely forested steep hill (Juneau, Alaska). This will be my first real hunting rifle (only Mosins and .22s until now), so I'm a little in the dark. Any feedback or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Also, hello everyone, I'm back from a long hiatus from the forums. I moved up to Alaska and just haven't had any time for the internets or gun talk. I even pared my collection down to just 4 firearms for the move. Hoping to get back on the wagon here.