I bought a brand take off blued varmint barrel in 243 for $40 + $6 shipping from
They sell the used ones for $25 plus shipping.
Not trying to make any waves but factory Remington barrels are pretty marginal. The only reason I bought one is because my brother shot out his old barrel and wanted to get by as cheap as possible.
I'll second that. I have two Rem. 700VS rifles, one in .308 Win and one in .223 Rem. Both will shoot sub half-moa or less w/ the right ammo. They might be pigs to get clean, and have attrocious chambers/throats, but they shoot darn well.
I say "marginal" because the way the chambers are cut they are usually off center from the bore if a gunsmith does a chamber cast. At least my gunsmith makes noise about such things and acts like even messing with a factory barrel is below his dignity.
At the price that Hart sells the takeoffs, if you like factory barrels, buy a dozen. The guy who checks for specific barrels said they have a big pile just waiting for bargain hunters.