Well after almost a year of deliberation over whether or not I wanted one of these I finally broke down and bit the bullet.. This is the coated version of the Alaskan, wearing a McMillan stock , Warne QD's and a Leupie 2.5-8x36. The coating is cool, and its some kind of baked on finish. The black really amplifies the white bead on teh front sight when you throw it up. Shoots less than 1" MOA with factory 270 grainers, which is good since I dont reload. Recoil is stiff but plenty tolerable, if you can shoot a 338 WM well the 375 Ruger will not be a problem. As you see it, it weighs 8 lbs minus bullets and a sling. This will replace my 338WM in my medium bore department.