Hi, im new to long range shooting. Ive been reading quite a bit over the last week about different rifles, scopes and so on. Im not new to shooting, just new to long range shooting. I know I want a .308. Ive read about the Rem 700 SPS Varmint in the .308 and it looks nice and is affordable but also read that the cheapy stock affected the accuracy of the rifle. Scopes, i know zero about. The rifle will be used for long range target shooting, and possibly varminting. I want accuracy....affordability, and quality. Just all these different rifles get different reviews from different people and is quite confusing. Again ive read good things about the remington 700 as well as the savage...and bad...Im looking for a good out of the box gun that is perfectly fine the way it is but can be fine tuned and upgraded as I learn. My budget is 500-800 for the rifle...and as i said i know nothing about scopes...but from what ive seen at "GREENTOP" in ashland, va as far as pricing i would assume ill pay 250-500 for a good scope. PLEASE HELP...excuse my newbness lol.