I picked up a similar gun today. Mine is also a 300 WSM in blue/synthetic with a 3x9 Leupold VX-II. I got a good deal on it so I bought it to get the scope, I don't have much interest in the cartridge. I got it from a guy who was a regular at guns shows and was selling out his inventory. I also picked up a few other goodies, a Remington Model 8 in 35 Rem in abot 70-80%, a like new Remington 597 in 22 mag for, an SKS, a 12 ga Win 97 in 70%, a new full size wide body Rock Island 45 ACP, the likely clunker in the bunch, a new EAA Colt SAA clone in 45 Colt, and a 53 gun Liberty safe. I'm trading off the M-70 and the 597 on Monday, the 45 ACP may go too. I should dump the EAA before I find out there is something wrong with it but I do want a single action for CAS. The prices were right and I couldn't help myself.