Just purchased a new Remington 700 SPS Stainless 30-06 as a gift for my son's earning the Eagle Scout Award.
Rifle was $469.00 from Sportsman's Warehouse and included a 24" stainless / parkerized barrel and Limbsaver Recoil Pad. Blued version is $398.00. (The 2005 Stainless version has replaced the BDL's Stainless and the SPS in blue has replaced the 2004 ADL.)
Plan on Piller Bedding the action / Free Floating the Barrel, and adjusting the trigger to 2 1/2 lbs - beginning this week.
Your expertise is welcome and needed.
P.S. Will be shooting this rifle at the range twice a month and hunting 8 - 10 times per year. Don't reload, but have plenty of factory premium and target ammo in stock.