Re: Rifle advice...
I have owned three Remington 700 Mildpec 308''s since they were made available as a non catalog offering, and as I understand it, have barrels that are over runs from M24 production. They were all very nicely finished, and shot sub .5MOA out of the box. Nicely balanced with a varmint weight barrel, all stainless, and an HS Precision stock with Wundhammer style tactical grip. they run around $1000-1100. They are tough to find, but I bought all three 308's, and recently a 300WM Milspec from, The Exchange. They list on Guns America. They don't always have them listed, but he gets them on a regular basis. Another good alternative to take a look at.
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