Raptor Arms shocked the shooting world with a sub-$500 bolt-action rifle that shoots like a high-priced precision hunter. The secret to the Raptor is a combination of sound design, maximum use of unpolished investment castings and molded parts, and minimum hand labor. The receiver is cast from 416 stainless steel. Its contours follow those of the Remington 700 so that any scope mount base that fits the Remington will also fit the Raptor. The action incorporates an integral recoil lug and an anti-bind guide rib along the right action rail that engages a slot in the right locking lug. The black synthetic stock of the Raptor is molded from a fiberglass-reinforced polymer. Its lines are classic with a Monte Carlo cheekpiece and checkering panels cast into the forearm and pistol grip. The subdued, silver finish on all the metal parts is a baked-on powder-coat called Taloncote that's more rust resistant and durable than stainless steel. This rifle's stock, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.