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Your LGS has access to distributors who may have one, or more, of these rifles in stock and for sale. Often times discontinued rifles sit around for years.Might hit your LGS up and see if they can order you one.
For the money a Remington 700 5r Milspec in 308 would be a much better route IMO.
As to the "For the money" sentence... Yup.