Several years ago I had the opportunity to buy a NIB Commemorative Remington M40 Sniper rifle. It was a limited edition run of the Viet Nam era 700 that recognized the Marine Scout Snipers. It's a parkerized 700 varmint barrel with a plain oiled wood ADL stock, clip cuts on the top of the receiver, and a serial number that is continuation of the originals. It also has Wichita swivels, original style sling, papers, and box with a dedicated painting on it. When I got it I mounted Redfield flat finish scope mounts I had from my youth, and a 60's vintage 3x9 Redfield scope which was the typical model used with the rifle. It had sat in my gun case along side a few vintage rifles I had collected over the years, with no intention of shooting it. I finally broke down and decided see how it shot. After a quick sight in with some 308 168 SMK, 43 gr IMR 4895 hand loads shot a 200 yard, three shot group that measured 3/8"!!! I cleaned it, put it back in the case, but sure I'm sure tempted to do some serious shooting with it.