Well yesterday was my birthday and I decided to do a little gun swapping. Everybody knows I got drawn for the 2010 Ky firearms bull elk lotto by now. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. The pawn shop in town had a Ruger 300 Winchester magnum I had my eye on so I thought I'd try to trade him out of it. I took a RIA 1911 .45 that I only had 250$ in and traded it for that Ruger 300 magnum with a 4x-12x scope. I never shot that .45 cause I have 2 more .45s that I shoot regularly. The 300 shoots sweet too with factory Federal 180 grain loads. Pics to follow soon. I now have a 1st rate elk rifle for this fall. Naturally I'm going to "slick it up" and put a better scope on it.