I would go with Sendero. They have a great stock and most are tack drivers out of the box with little to no work on them required... and they are a lot purdier than a Savage. The 700 action is the easiest action to find bases, rings, stocks, etc for. When you burn out the barrel you still have a great platform to work from with the action and stock. When I burn out my Sendero barrel I'll sent the rifle to a gunsmith to get the action blueprinted, etc., and have a custom match grade barrel put on it and I'll have a semi custom rifle
that should shoot right there with the best of the customs with some good smithing. You might possibly skim bed the stock, but before you do just shoot it and see how it does. No need to fix it if it aint broke.
I would suggest trying to find an original Sendero. You can sometimes find them NIB or slightly used on gunbroker. The the newer SFII has a wide beavertail stock and very thick palm swell. Maybe you might like that but I dont. The SFII also has a factory trigger set for about 3 1/2 lbs and requires a smith to adjust it. You could spend another $250 and get a Jewel trigger and still be well under $2K. I'm assuming your $2K for a rifle does not include glass.
One other thing... If you want a true looooong range rifle, as in 1K plus for hunting, the 300 RUM will serve you much better than the 300 WM.
Good shooting and welcome to LRH.