I would tend to go with the Savage only because they're easier to hot rod without the assistance of a smith. Take a look at their Law Enforcement series
(no wood stocks) they are pretty much put together for what you want (varment barrel contour, detachable mags. etc.). Take your time and be sure of what you want. http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/models/
I heard that Remington is supposed to becoming out with a long range model 700
but haven't seen it. You might want to check on that.