If you are considering other rifles look at the Weatherby Vanguard S2. It is very well made, has a great two stage trigger, has a three position safety so you can clear the chamber on S, and is very accurate. I got mine for $425 at Cabelas after a bit of dickering; list was $450. In long action calibers you can get it with a detachable magazine.
I would steer clear of new Remington products until they resolve their QC issues. I had to send two brand new Remington rifles back to the factory (one of the rifles three times) last year. This was a shame, since I had a 1997 700 ADL that was great and I was once loyal to the brand. If you want a Remington, find a nice used one from before The Freedom Group bought them.