What rifle would you buy? It will be used as the basis for long range shooting. Would you spend more for the bedded action & heavier barrel or the lighter less expensive rifle? Also, what one will be more accurate? Here are my Choices: Remington 700 SPS .308 $490 Action :Bolt Action Caliber :308 Winchester Barrel Length :24" Capacity :4 + 1 Trigger :Single Stage Safety :Two Position Length :43 5/8" Weight :7 1/4 lbs Stock :Black Synthetic Finish :Blue Remington 308 Winchester Special Purpose Synthetic w/Blue Barrel The Model 700 SPS offers the unrivaled out-of-the-box accuracy and high-end performance you've come to expect from America's most popular bolt-action centerfire rifle.The Model 700 SPS features an improved, ergonomically designed synthetic stock for better handling and enhanced overall functionality. The carbon steel barrels are clean without sights and receivers are drilled and tapped for scope mounts. All exterior metalwork features a matte blued finish. Standard amenities also include the revolutionary recoil reducing SuperCell recoil pad, a hinged floor plate magazine, and swivel studs. or Remington 700 VLS Heavy Barrel .308 $746 Action :Bolt Action Caliber :308 Winchester Barrel Length :26" Heavy Barrel Capacity :4 + 1 Trigger :Single Stage Safety :Two Position Length :45 3/4" Weight :9 3/8 lbs Stock :Brown Laminate Finish :Blue Remington 308 Winchester Varmint Laminate Stock & Heavy Blue Barrel The model 700 VLS (varmint laminated stock) delivers tack driving, varmint rifle accuracy with a handsome, resin impregnated, laminated stock. Includes monte carlo cheekpiece, and a wide, flat, beaver tail shape forend for enhanced stability. Firmly bedded in the stock is a rigid model 700 action, mated with a vibration dampening 26-inch heavy varmint barrel. All metal has a richly blued, fine satin finish. I have a Remington 700 CDL .30-06 for hunting. This will be set up as a long range sniping rifle. Leupold Mark IV 6.5-20x50mm LR/T M1 , Harris Bipod, eventually the BORIS system.