I live in lower Michigan, hunt with Bow and inline for whitetail. Never owned rifle and need to purchase one for my first Elk/Mule Hunt this coming November on King mt Colorado. After reading various forums on rifles for Elk I have leaned towards Sako and from what I been reading regarding the love of these rifles my wife likely wont be happy with me and another new hobby. I have my eyes on a gun from contact in my small town who has several he is selling but only one SAKO. He must love Rugers because he has dozen M-77 of various calibers. After reading post on this site I think the SAKO is my choice but would like some support regarding what I should look for. On the barrel it states:300 WIN. MAG L61R No. 530xx (I see all post don't print all digits, this is 5 digit s/n) Scope on it is 4x40 Tasco which must be replaced; suggestions? I'm 54 so good optics must. I looked at it yesterday took few pics, researched forum for 4 hrs last night and now have better idea when I go back. For sure must look at bolt make sure s/n matches gun correct? What else should I look at? Asking $650. Thanks for your support ahead of time!!