Yeah a bolt action is a very traditional rifle and a wood stock is a traditional stock, I can amagine alot of people would agree with ya. There might be a market for this I think, hard telling... I mean the M77 action really works well I dunno why you'd change it cept for cost... I guess their trying to make a more cost affective rifle you won't get upset over if you drop it from a stand into mud or something. Retail is 449 so lord knows where that'll be in your shop I would guess under 400 though. I'd like to see them put a polymer stock on that gunsite scout rifle but that's not really a traditional blued steel and walnut gun to i mean it has peep sites and a flash hider with a detachable mag.I have been sold on the Ruger M 77 action since about 1977, it's gonna be hard for me to want anything else. I really like a wood stock.