Re: My first post & a basic question.......
Definitely go with a Remington 700. No need to rebarrel it, factory barrels shoot excellent and never had a problem with one. If your looking into long range, check out the Remington 700 Long Range Model with a B&C stock, heavy contour 26" barrel, and chambered in .25-06, .30-06, 7mn REM Mag, .300 WIN Mag, and .300 RUM. They are right around $650-700 in price, saving you money to buy good glass. For caliber choice, the 7mm Remington Mag would be a good one. Lots of stuff out there for it and is a very accurate cartridge. Another option, since you want something different, would be to buy one in '06 then have it rechambered and bolt face opened up for .308 Norma Magnum. Brass can be made from .300 Winchester and it is an extremely accurate and efficient cartridge.
Jerry "JUD" B. Bauduin
Shoot small, miss small. Or shoot small and hit small!