Re: Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .308 Win.
After handling the SPS just yesterday, I can honestly say that the stock felt like a piece of crap that you'd find on a cheap BB gun. It may be perfectly functional, but it danged sure felt cheesy. I'm a fan of laminated wood stocks, though, so none of the plastic and fiberglass stocks really turn me on, regardless of quality or price.
If you're gonna be tinkering and upgrading in the future, though, you may as well get the cheaper one to start with....