First off let me say thank you for the great articles you've posted here. you answered most of my questions and given me a great foundation to build on. I'm sure I'll be going back to them often in the future. I do everything righty with the exception of shooting long guns and as a result my options are somewhat limited as far as a basic/economy bolt guns in lefty. The only Remington 700 in .308 is the SPS Varnmit with a 26" barrel and a 1:12 twist. If I understand correctly I'm going to want something with a 1:10 so that i can shoot heaver bullets. That leaves me with the Savage 10 FLCP-K that gives me the desired 1:10 twist but gives up 2" in barrel length @ 24". Is it worth giving up 2" of barrel length and there for MV for the higher twist rate? Over time I'll want to upgrade the stock and barrel is one better than the other for upgrading later? again thanks for all the fantastic info.