OK, so I'm in the market for a .223. I plan to use it for coyote/varmint hunting as well as for target practice, and just messing around. I'd like it to be the rifle that I put in the truck no matter where I am going.....
I am a fan of the Remington 700, and I have looked at a few options so far. I am debating between the new Remington SPS, and the Light Varmint model. What I want to know is: What am I getting as far as accuracy and performance out of the LV, that I don't get in the SPS which is about $400 cheaper. I know one is about 3/4lb. lighter, and has a stainless fluted barell. But when I'm at the range, or shooting at a coyote, what characteristics am I going to notice? Is there any difference in the materials or construction in the action, trigger, barrel, or stock that will make a big difference?
I'm on a diaper and baby food budget, but also believe in getting quality equipment when it comes to hunting. I'm just not sure what I need vs. what I might want.