With a possible fall 2010 trophy elk hunt on the line, time to get myself and my trusty Ruger 7mm mag. into fighting weight and sharpness. Will be in an area with no moterized vehicle access, so would like to lighten up and get the Ruger in the best form possible with my budget ($1,000). Looking at stock, trigger, and optics upgrades. Stock - I am considering the Hogue full lenghth alum. bedding block. Trigger - Timney. That leaves about $600.00 for an scope that is fairly light weight (14 oz. range?) and is of good optic quality and I would like 12 or 14 power max. I already have the 1" and 30 mm rings - Ruger of course. Scope I will use Optics Planet for a source, any suggestions on the best place to purchase the stock and trigger. Also looking for any alternative suggestions for the up grade with the rifle and budget in mind. It is currently in the factory wood stock. It has been a reliable hunting rifle and would work fine how it is, but I would like to take a old friend and renew the rifle a bit. Planning on using the new Hornady 162 gr. SST Superformance ammunition. I have lost about 14 lbs. myself since the new year and am on a 23 mile per week schedule of walking and hunting. If I can not obtain the permit not all will be lost, will have the 7 mag and myself back up to shape for a couple of middle aged dogs.