I'm looking into getting a .308 bolt-action rifle in the next few weeks and have whittled it down to these two. I've fondled both and came up with these conclusions. Rem 700 Pros: -Trusted design -Parts readily available -Modify-able -Possibly stronger action? Cons: -Long throat (impossible to seat bullets the right depth and be close to the rifling) Meaning less accuracy potential -Heavier than the T3 -Trigger is not easily adjustable Tikka T3 Lite Pros: -Silky-smooth operation -Trigger more easily adjustable -Barrel free-floated and chamber "bedded" Cons: -Parts nowhere close as easy to get -Not modify-able -Plastic magazine (doesn't bother me too much) Both of these rifles are the same price at my local fun shop of choice. I know either one would be great as a hunting rifle, but I'm really leaning towards the Tikka for the accuracy. I know the factory 700 trigger is great, but it isn't kind to being messed with. Also, they are starting to ship the new X-mark triggers in the SPS line, and no one knows how to adjust them! I do not want a 5 pound trigger, I already have a non-adjustable 5.5 lb trigger in my current rifle. The Tikka seems like it is a better rifle accuracy wise, but I know the Rem 700 will last many lifetimes. I can't say the Tikka has earned that sort of reputation yet. Thoughts? Ideas? Is everyone ready for me to stop asking questions? Thanks in advance everyone.