I got the VARMINT in the Rem 700 from Buds and was at the range today....After I finally got my 50 shot break in I shot the group below ...Remington 700 SPS Varmint .308 with x-mark pro trigger (comes with all "newer models" of the 700) or the Remington 700 tactical. The Varmint has a heavy barrel, while the tactical is a about 6" shorter. From experience with both, I have them zeroed in within 1" MOA afer about 5 rounds of match. The varmint is a little heavier to carry through woods even if you don't think 8.5lb is heavy, try carrying that much weight around for a few miles. If your doing searches about them, you'll find out that there has been some issues reported that the gun can go off without pulling the trigger. There are mixed feelings about this and some weird reports on the net about this, but Remington has stood behind this as a user issue and still makes the guns. My 2 cents on this is, I have experience with both of these guns, I have had them through a lot of tests: loading a blank cap and manlipulating the gun every which way I could to see if it would go off with the blank. I also always shoot my rifles with one single bullet in the breech (Mainly so I can check the aftershot position). Also, note, as with anything new or used (car, home, coffee maker, lawnmower etc), be sure to remember that "inspector 51" could have had a bad day and didn't test all the way through. And with any firearm, never point the barrel at something that you don't want shot (I'm sure you knew this, but putting it out there for others).
Remington 700 tactical: $594.00, 20", 7.5lb
Remington 700 SPS Tactical 308win $594.00 SHIPS FREE
Remington 700 varmint: $561.00, 26", 8.5lb
Remington 700 SPS Synthetic Varmint .308 Win. 26" for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $561.00