As a die hard ex remington fan, I will say winchester is a better rifle hands down. I have loved remington for over 15 years until recently. But with their rough ass barrels, plastic type trigger gaurd, and varying throat lengths, and crowns being out round, and horrible customer service, I will not buy another one.
While in newfoundland this year, I finally saw the use of that 3 position safety where it locks the bolt down. While going thru that black spruce, I found my bolt open and bullet gone. No big deal, but could have turned into one if I saw a nice animal.