Absolutely agree, dont waste time on a 700, Tikka's are better. And I'm a certified Remophile.At that point why not just pick up a 16" Tikka Tac A1?. No SBR stamp and it's ready to roll out of the box (no stock hardware to add). It's a WAAAY better gun that any stock Remy. A little bit better ballistics for 308 at only a 4" length penalty.