I'm a Winchester guy, so for simmilar reasons the Rem 700, gets my vote if you want upgrades.
I've hered a lot of negative about Remington as a whole lately tho.
If it were "Me" & I couldn't get a Winchester (or in your case Rem) id go Weatherby. Any of em. Series 2 Vanguard, thru Mark 5, or Lasermark.
My personal opinion is that if your going to play "factory gun roulette" go with known Accuracy or Buildable platforms. Wby is guaranteed sub moa. Rem, Not so much lately.
Rem is more easily buildable, & Wby doesn't even compare for aftermarket parts.
Either will get the job done. Weigh your options, & future plans for your rifle. Pick one & run with it, & don't look back
One quick side note on the Vanguard.
If you want to go with a Wby chambering such as 300Wby for example, get the Mark 5 with the 26" pipe. The Vanguard only offers a 24" pipe, & a 300 Win will basically run with a 24" barreled 300 Wby.
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