I just picked up my first rifle. A Mossberg 100ATR .308. I have yet to fire it but all the reviews i read and watched placed it among the Remmington 700 in performance but much cheaper. I got mine for $275. I don't have much experience but based on the reading I have done, if you find a Remminton 700 for around $400 dollars it would be a better investment. If not the Mossberg seems like the better rifle for the price. Just my two cents which may be worth significantly less than two.