Re: Advice Needed! Sako AI vs M700 Remington...
OK, you can't go wrong with either; that clear things up?
The Sako may be a bit more refined than the Remington and the Remington a bit more adaptable to "modification". Are there any factors about gun fit that make one any more comfortable? And have you used a borescope or taken a long look at the chamber and bore for both guns?
The condition of the barrel would be the biggest factor in a used gun for accuracy and long range that you could check, see if the owners will let you put a patch thru them and take a peek.
I have a 722 in .222 and find it quite a pleasant shooting rifle, hope it works for you.