Last price drop to $475. Time to part with my trusty Ruger. Purchased new around 2000, and has seen 157 rounds through it (according to my pile of brass). Took an elk with it this year, so I know it works. That being said, it's a hunting rifle, not a safe queen. It is not beat up or abused, but it has a couple marks in the stock as would be expected. Last year I took it apart, sent it out and had the Ruger mirror like stainless finish bead blasted to a dull gray. Looks great, and it get's lots of compliments. Also, I threw away the factory boat paddle stock and put the full length aluminum bedding block Hogue stock on there, which really tightened up the groups. The trigger was reworked by a gunsmith and has a nice, creep-free pull that is still safe for hunting. I'm selling this because I picked up a lightweight 300 after a particularly brutal mountain elk hunting trip and just don't carry this Ruger anymore. I thought about keeping it, but there are so many other guns I would actually use. I would prefer to trade, and off the top of my head, interests are: Glock 19, Glock 26, CZ-75, Sig 220 or 226, a Savage in .17 HMR, M1A, FAL, Saiga-12, Kel Tec PF9 or Kahr, decent tactical scopes (Leupold, Nightforce, Burris XTR...), 700 PSS, and the list goes on. We can add/subtract cash to get where we need to be on a trade. Feel free to make a trade offer, but i'm not interested in sporting shotguns, lower end .22's, remote control cars, video games, a rusty Camaro, or non shooting related items.