Thanks for the reply. I certainly will go with what feels good but I'd certainly like to have a base of generally accepted rifles to start with.
Once I narrow things down I will go online to look at prices but if I go to a local place to try them out I'll buy from them. I'll check THEIR prices before I pick one up because if they are way pricey I won't bother.
As for the stock would you go the basic cheap one and then upgrade to the free floating, glass block, etc? I don't know if Remington has one off the shelf that people feel good about in that area. There are so many choices my head swims when I start comparing.