I just picked up an M700 SPS Varmint 308 and I've gotta say the fit and finish on this rifle is great and I am VERY picky about quality fit and finish.
Yes it's a cheap polymer stock (which I'll likely replace in a year or so) but it's not noticeably flexible like I've heard online, fits the action snug and has even gaps along the barrel.
The mat black coating on the action and barrel is very even and clean. Of course the action is not smoothest out there but this is a $550 rifle so I don't expect it to feel like a custom $2000+ rifle.
The ****ty X-mark Pro trigger I've read so many negative things about also doesn't feel bad at all. No it's not a Jewell but there is no take up and seems to break clean. We'll see if that feeling lasts through some use though. The one thing I really don't like about the x-mark trigger is that at the lowest setting the screw sticks out far and hits your finger.
I expect it will be an accurate rifle after a careful break-in. Can't wait to get to the range!
I mounted a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 MRAD in Burris Signature Zee rings on a Nightforce 20MOA base. The Nightforce base is awesome, feels like it's bedded to the action when it's just sitting on top with no screws, and has a built in recoil lug. Also mounted a Harris bi-pod. Next on the short list is a tactical bolt knob. Down the road I'll upgrade the stock and trigger.
Here's a crappy iphone pic...