You said in the 5-600 range and the better Remington 700's are a tad over that when new. Call me spoiled but I wouldn't buy a 788. JMO on Remington rifles and I have a few
Will buy a Remington 788 in good condition any day, have a few and have owned several others and all shot very well.
Have not been happy with Remington firearms in several years and doubt I ever buy another. There are too many other good rifles out there. Have owned several Rugers over the years and no complaints about them, just the 2 that I mentioned above have impressed me with accuracy and bang for the buck.