I really like the quality of the wood on the gun. The walnut has some nice figure to it and a handsome oil finish. The checkering is serviceable, but the diamonds on the forend were not pointed up as nicely as they could have been. Laser checkering—forgive the pun—just doesn’t always cut it. These miscues, small though they might be, cost the gun some points in the value category. At nearly $3,000, a gun like this should be damn near perfect.