post your pictures and information about your Ruger rifles, whatever they may be. well i'll start this one out with this one. the other morning, i went to pick up my pistol i had in layaway, and was browsing around, found a Winchester M94AE in 30-30 that ended up following me home for $260 + tax, then looking around at the used rifle rack, i saw a Ruger M77V in the rack. well i have a soft spot for older Ruger bolt action rifles, and have had many over the years in different calibers. well one thing that caught my attention was the 24" heavy barrel. looking the barrel over, i noticed the caliber, 280 Remington! wow! i have been looking for a rifle in this caliber for several years, and here it was, in a Ruger M77V in a heavy barrel. man, talk about luck. well i was almost even scared to look at the price tag, $499! wow again! now i have already bought the SA Micro Compact 45acp 1911, and the Winchester M94AE, and here is this Ruger rifle that i really have been wanting in a caliber that i have been looking for quite awhile. so what do i do? i tell Archie the owner of the gun store my dilemma, i really want this rifle, bad, what kind of a deal would he make me on it. he looks at his paperwork and tells me the best he can do on it is $470+tax. well i knew that there was no way this rifle wasn't going to end up being mine, so i paid him a $100 down and put it on layaway. when i get the rifle home in a couple of weeks, i will post some pictures of it, with its new scope i picked out, a Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 BDC. should be plenty of scope for this rascal!