I used to be on here a few years back. But a re intro. I am from New Zealand and have a small obsession with the boat paddle M77s. We didn't get many so they are not very common here. I guide in British Columbia and carry a boat paddle M77 in 300WM the only thing I would chance is to add the factory style iron sights. These rifles are an awesome workhorse. Hope to get back into the Ruger world.