Almost all my rifles are Rugers - MKlls, Hawkeyes and #1s. I have a couple of short action BLRs. The first one I purchased to get a 358Win as it wasn't available from Ruger at the time. The 2nd BLR in 300WSM, I bought due to my experience with the first. I have since acquired a Hawkeye in 358Win. If it was available at the time, I likely wouldn't have gotten into the BLRs. The other exceptions are pistol caliber levers and pumps and 22's that Ruger doesn't offer although I have Ruger products in all the calibers that the "exceptions" are in. If I had to, I could be content with just Rugers.