Well! Let me play the part of devil's advocate here! I'll post a vote for most anything other than the Mod 700 Remington rifles, any of their configurations!
I realise that that statement ,on a web-site that is basiclly home to whitetail deer hunter's , is a sin! However, That is my opinion, and it is not because I don't own some Mod 700s, I do, but they are far from the best in their price range, IMO!
The triggers/safeties are known to go off when changed from safe to fire position, and that is not hearsay, but fact. The tin extractors should be replaced with something like the SAKO. If one wants a synthetic stock, then an after market is the choice, because the factory plastic is very flimsey tupper wear like. Even a Ram-line is far superior. In final, the push-feed action, on any rifle, is not well suited to use on anything that bites back. For deer hunting, they are fine, because if it fails to work properly, nothing is lost other than a missed chance at a shot, but if a grizzly is closeing on you fast, it is another story alltogether. The 700s are usually very accurate right out of the box, but accuracy is not the whole story with a good rifle. That is determined from the butt plate to the muzzle, and everything in between. IMO, the 700 is OK, but certainly not the best one can come by in the price range! Especially when one considers the mod needed to make the rifle right.
I just donned my flame proof gear, so let the flames begine!