Re: Best stock rifle for under $1000?
I was thinking about that poll. I have always been a huge remington fan as my model 700 BDL 30-06 is just flat awesome. I have the action bedded, the trigger polished, and worked up some nice loads for it and it shoots .3 MOA. However, the rifle is 40 years old and like the old remingtons built very well.
I have 3 Savages now. All three have been excellent from the box. They are not all the fancy, like some of the rifles, but the performance has been top notch for me. My .17 HMR shoots 10 shot groups at .75 MOA, factory Hornady ammo. My .204 shoots .15MOA with factory Hornady ammo, and my 6.5x284 is currently at .35 MOA, with hand loads. I am not paying $55 for a box of 20 rounds for that rifle. Anyway, no issues at all so far with the rifles.
Certainly not saying others are worse or better, that is just my experience with Savage