This is not to bash on Remington or their Model 700. I just want to understand why this particular rifle has such a following and particularly has such a deep aftermarket for parts, stocks, bits and pieces? Is it because the military used the action for some sniper rifles? They are nice rifles granted and attractive, but since around 1982 the bolt does not lock, they are not controlled feed (and neither of which is terribly important to me) and the Model 700 is not especially inexpensive, solid middle of the market pricing. What is it about the Model 700? Maybe I need to add one to my small selection? It seems to be the 1022 of bolt guns!