Re: remington classic 300wby new in box.
I paid between $400 and $500 back in 1996 for mine. It's now a 300RUM with a custom barrel. Keep in mind that it only has a skinny little 24" barrel on it, not enough barrel for the potential of the 300Wby, a 26" barreled 300Win is pretty close in performace. If it's a brush gun, it will be fine. They are a nice little rifle though.