The Model 700 BDL has been the hunter's favorite for 40 years because its strong, smooth action, consistent accuracy, and classic beauty make it an unequaled value. Its high gloss American walnut stock is enhanced by a distinctive black forend cap. The Model 700 BDL features a hinged magazine floorplate, sling swivel studs, hooded ramp front sight and adjustable rear sight.
I own this same rifle but in 7mm Rem Mag. My neighbor owns it in 30-06, having fired both I am extremely pleased. It's good looking, easy to clean, sturdy, reliable and extremely accurate. Put a Leopold VX-II or VX-III on it and you will be pleased. My 7mm consistently has shot groups the size of a dime. The 30.06 is a good all around choice for most, I prefer the 7mm because I am moving out west where I will need longer shots and intend to hunt Elk and possibly Moose and bear eventually. I am looking forward to buying another in the future for smaller game. In short I love this rifle and you will too.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend