okay i went to my local gun shop looking to by a .308, well the only to that he had at the time was a remington 700 vtr and a howa m1500. The rem is new for 2008 with the triangle barrel and intergal muzzle brake, the howa is a bull barrel in a h.s. presicion ventilated stock. My question is which one... There both priced about the same about $20 less for the howa. Is the rem. worth that or is it just a rem. 700 sps with a different barrel? Thanks, you input will surely help decide.