If you get a Vanguard, make sure to get the series 2 and not left over series 1.
The op's decision might should depend on the price difference between the two. I paid my lgs $299.99 for a nib, "left-over", series 1, chambered in .257 Weatherby, several months ago and I have been very pleased with it. Not only is it accurate but, contrary to what a few shooters report experiencing, the trigger pull on mine is excellent
. Maybe I just got lucky. As some have noted, the Howa action rifle is a mite heavier than the Remington Model 700.