I sure could use some advice on what rifle I should consider for Elk hunting. The only thing that I have decided upon is that I want a 30 caliber. Based upon some of the discussions that I have read I looked at the Sako 300 Fin light with a synthetic stock. One dealer cautioned me about the gun because of several changes in the last couple of years (see topic from Sept. 4th: TRGS and .338 Lapua, the guy is on his 5th Sako synthetic stock). In fact, he encouraged me to post this question to you all on this site: What are your thoughts about the inletting on Sako’s stock and its rigidity; and the performance of the guns recoil lug, and attachment to receiver? He recommended that I look into the Ruger 77 300 all weather. The gun seems solid. But what do you think about its quality and its accuracy? Then there is the Remington. I like Remington, I have had a Remington 700 30.6 for the last 10 years. But I’m not sure that I like the idea of the bolt (new 30 cal.)being able to slip out when the safety is on. At this point I am starting to think that I need to start looking for a Pre-64 Winchester 300 at a gun show. To sum it up… I am looking for a gun that is durable, accurate, and preferably in a new model. Any idea’s????