I would hang on to the Remington, not so much because I think it's a great, but at some point you thought it was a great rifle. You have already stated you can't replace it. I would just make a cash offer for the BAR. I own a BAR. Either you will love the BAR or you will hate it, there is no middle ground. I only use my BAR for deer hunting with dogs. For hunting from a stand or man drives I prefer a shotgun.