So, I bought this older Remington 722 in .300 Savage with the aim of creating a solid, compact, accurate woods rifle without spending money on custom gunsmithing. The factory barrel barrel was cut down and finished at 20 inches. I have some experience with finishing and checkering as a hobby, but not so much with shaping and inletting. With a few hand tools, and guided mostly by YouTube (especially Larry Potterfield's really great videos), I removed a great deal of wood from the factory stock, adding the grip cap and two-screw studs. The finish is traditional boiled linseed oil, and the checkering a simple point pattern. The scope is a Leupold Alaskan in vintage Buehler mounts. The result is perhaps not up to professional standards, but it's quite satisfying nonetheless. Some will argue that the model 722 is not worthy of such an effort. It's hard to beat the cost though: $359 for the rifle and a bit more for the grip cap and swivel studs. Of course there was also the time I invested—and quite a lot of it!