Hello all, Well, I bought a used Ruger 77 frontier rifle today chambered in 300 wsm. I've posted here before about these guns and other short rifles, but I came back to this one anyway. I was really in the mood for something different and would make a good hog gun. Well this is definately different. I like the forward mounted scope as I am used to that set up from my Ithica slug gun. It will be my first dealings with a magnum rifle though. I'm not too worried about recoil as I am an Illinois resident and have cut my teeth on 12 gauge slug guns.( we have to used slugs for deer here is this great state.) I own a .30-06, 8mm mauser, 45-70, 223, and a couple of old .30 Remingtons though. A 16" barreled 300 wsm should be an interesting experience. I got a great deal on the gun. It was bought at Cabella's (my first gun from them) and had a Leupold FX II 2x20mm scope already on it. I checked and this scope sells for $349. I got the whole package for $600. They wanted $749 but took 150 off because they had it awhile. I saw another gun like it on Gun Broker for $622 and add a $349 scope for a new package , I'd say I did okay for $600. It is an extremely handy rifle. Now I have to save for brass and dies! What do you guys think?