I have had Remingtons, savages, and a sako. I have yet to see one last or work better than the other over the years.
Bought a savage 110 in .243. Nice gun shoots well, but stock wood fibers compressed and had the front action bolt coming through the receiver and keeping the bolt from closing. Good barrel, but have had action/bolt issues.
Remington 700 shot easily under 1 moa at first. Then the factory walnut stock warped, tried a plastic stock , accuracy never the same.
Currently at gunsmith getting new barrel, stock ,muzzle brake
,etc. will probably have total of $2500-$2600 total (including rifle purchase ) in this gun to shoot 1/2 moa. This is a 10-15 year old 700, cost me $800 new.
Remington 700 with laminated stock shoots 5/8 moa , no problems to date.
Sako , which cost a good bit more than the Remingtons and has a 1 moa guarantee, shot 3/4 moa on it's best day but more often than not struggles to get to the 1 moa group. Had work done to rifle and now have $3000 total in this rifle. Can now shoot 4 shot group that can be covered with a dime.
If you are looking for a rifle with custom rifle
performance, get a custom rifle
If you can't afford a custom and want to build over time so as to lessen the pain of an all at once purchase, get a remington. Sako parts cost too much. Have purchased extra magazine , scope mounts and rings. ( Can't just buy any old aftermarket mounts ) and had sticker shock on each product.
There are custom rifles
on the market for under $4000. These days, you'll have that in a Remington build if you include the rifle purchase, so why bother?
If you want a good $100 to $300 yard rifle, pick something off the shelf you think looks nice and go shoot, however if choosing a wood stock, get a laminated stock. They hold up better and resist warping especially in a climate with weather extremes.