Thanks! The advise was solid and appreciated. I've learnt to take everything with a pinch of salt, and first see if there are other same schools of thought, before I seriously look at an opinion. However, I am glad to say that all the advise that was posted was really good, and from experienced shooters, who have passion about the sport. For this I am very grateful. I am also super stoked that the advise solved my problem!!
If I had the bucks, my rifle set up would be quite different, but she does me well for now. I chose the Rem 700, due to its ability to pretty much take all types of equipment and upgrades without much fuss or machine work. They are tried and tested actions, and give good value for money. I'm happy with the grouping I get. The scope is inferior in many ways, but she eases through the box test.
It keeps the baboons away, and that is the goal, as well as being available for the odd Kudu, Blesbok, or Duiker.
I think LRH is a great site. I'm still trying to maneuver through it, but that will come.
Thanks again to all that gave me the solid and helpful advise!! I know that it most probably saved me plenty of school fees!!