Re: Long Range Varmint Rifle Tikka or Remington?
While either of those rifles will make fine LR Varmint rigs, don't overlook the Savage line. In my younger days I was strictly a "Remington Man!" (dunt dunta duh...big R on the chest) and I touted the mistacle, magic powers of the Remington rifle (silly boy). I have chilled out over the years and I try not to be biased toward any make of firearm. I have shot a lot of different rifles over the years and have figured out I like them all.
I presently own two Savages (12BVSS/6.5-284; converted to 12VLP, 112BVSS/.300WM), two Remingtons (Sendero SF/.25-06 and 700P/7mmRM) and one bad arse Winchester 70 HVB/.243.
If I were to purchase another rifle for the application/range you stated, it would be another Savage. My list to choose from would consist of 12LRPV, 12 F Class, 12Benchrest Dual Port - available in 6mmNorma BR/w 8" twist or the 12VLP (.243) or 12 LRP, available in .243, .260. The LRP is available in 6.5Creedmore but I can't recommend it as I have no history or experience with this caliber.
Good luck whichever way you turn. JohnnyK.