The 700 308 Cal. 26" Heavy barrel is the same as the 700P , 700 Varmint, only differance is the stock it's in. The 700P in a HS precision Stock your looking at a $ 1000. + price tag, Your 700 Rifle is no different, Take good care of it, it's a tack driver. I have a 700 LTR 20" heavy brl. I love it. Good luck with your new friend, Be safe Chris. PS The barrel should be free floating, see if the barrel is hitting the stock by sliding a doller bill between the barrel & stock down to the barrel lug. The the torque on your action screws should be 65" lbs.
Last edited by cw308; January 28, 2013 at 07:32 PM.