i've had 2 700's. an ADL and a 700P. out of the box, for the price, the 700P is an awesome gun. i once shot a dime group at 119 yards with it using a $13 box of federal 150 grain hunting bullets. not sure which trigger i have though. i got the gun back in 2008, i think it's the xmark .....i'm replacing it with a timney next paycheck
Can't go wrong with either. The 700P has a 1-12" twist and the 5R has a 1-11.25" twist. Both have HS stocks bolted to an aluminum bedding block. If you found a 700P with the 40X trigger get the 700P. The new Rem triggers leave much to be desired. If your going to drop in an aftermarket trigger get a Jewell HVR, best in the industry.
For the price, the Timney is the best deal going plus you can easily install yourself. I have mine set for 2lb pull and couldn't be happier. It also made quite a difference in my grouping vs the stock 8-9lb pull.
I got the 700 P and love mine is .308 at 900 yards I had a 3 shot group about 5 inch with mine have not done one thing to it except b.o. Bolt knob and camo paint. 5r has 1-11.25 twist which is a little advantage.mine also has the older 40x trigger man they adjust so good. But I think you'll be as happy with 700 p I would trade mine to anything that's how much I like mine
In terms of holding its values, do you think the 700P or the 5R will hold more of its value in the resale market?
Incidentally, I read that there were several 700P and 5R that went thru GunBroker without a single bid. Is unloading a 700P or 5R that difficult these days? What are your experiences when you sold your rifles?