Hi, I have a 10+ year old ruger M77 MKII .308 with the paddle boat stock. I haven't shot it in a while, but if I remember right I was getting 1"-2" groups with some minimal load development. I have been thinking of using it again and turning it into a more compact rifle, 20" barrel and shortening the stock, possibly adding a new trigger as well. But I am wondering if it's worth the money and effort. I've also been considering picking up a new youth/compact rifle, in particular the marlin xs7y, remington model 7 or 700 sps youth, probably in 7mm-08 though. Do you think it is worthwhile to work on my ruger? Or do you think the price difference between upgrading my ruger(stock, trigger, barrel cut/crown) vs. a new rifle is worth it based on accuracy potential, dependability, quality, etc.? I've always wanted a rifle in 7mm-08, so if I do pickup something new, what would you suggest, either out of the rifles I listed or anything else out there. I am open to any suggestions, thanks!