Ruger American Predator in .308
Has the 18" barrel with a threaded end, which I hope to toss a "muffler" on there. It takes about a year in processing to actually own one though... so maybe next year I will have one.
The scope is supposed to come in tomorrow, a ZEISS Conquest V4 4-16 power. Once I have that in hand I will measure for scope rings, probably going with Seekins Precision rings.
I never had a new off the shelf gun, just a few given to me for use. If the gun shoots well, may give it a new stock as well. These Ruger Americans are cheap, but have a lot of praise on their accuracy. Of course the cheapness is still there, a bit of a rough action, all plastic and flimsy stock, cheap feeling plastic magazines, plastic trigger guard, etc. For a brush beater some of that plastic is just fine though, won't be to worried about banging it up haha.