So over the last 4 years Ive been really stepping up my hunting gear game. I live in Alaska and have gotten into mountain hunting and backpack hunting. Im slowly buying new quality gear but naturally have a budget. Ive got my tent, cloths, pack sleeping bag systems pretty dialed in and now Im thinking about fixing up my rifle. At the time all I could afford was about $700 so I bought a Ruger American .308. Its honestly a great gun and has killed all my Caribou, Moose with no problems. Id like to keep the gun but possibly make it a little better. Obviously upgraded optics are a must but what else can I do to this gun to make it possibly lighter or a better mountain gun if anything?. Sorry, pretty open ended question but Im limited on my gun knowledge. IS this platform worth building or should I just start with a new rifle totally. Im not looking to go full retard, just make my existing rifle possibly a better shooter. Thank you for any insight.