I thought some of you might get a kick out of this. My wife had a couple of magazines that were from her mother's house. One of them (a magazine on farming) had the attached ad for the Remington 700 rifle. I bought a Remington 700 BDL in 22-250 in 1967 and I paid $117 for it, but I got it from a friend of my father's, who got it at a wholesale price from the business he worked at. I love the marketroid ad copy. However, the checkering was the typical machine checkering that was quite sharp on the hands. I got pissed a few years after owning it and sanded all the checkering off and refinished the stock. Feels a lot better to my hands.