G'day from the topside and welcome!!
personally, and for the money, i would scrap the ruger and go with a savage--they make several heavy 308's including ones that come with mcmillan stocks. you wont go wrong with a savage.
also, the best tactical scope for the money right now is the bushnell 10x 3200 mil-dot--i think natchez supply here in the states had them for like 150US--cant beat that!!
oooo--also the savages come with their new trigger which is supposed to be a pretty amazing factory trigger.
also, savages are cheaper to customize than other makes (via sharp shooters supply) and will hold their own against other tactical type guns costing much more.
[ 11-07-2003: Message edited by: jb1000br ]