Originally Posted by BlackSS
If you want a good shooting factory rifle you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't look at Savage.
This would be your best option as you can change barrels yourself. Lots of prefit match barrels and the floating head doesn't need to be trued to work well. The accutrigger is good to go but aftermarket is available.
When I worked in a shop that accurrized rifles I shot more one hole groups with the 110 savage than all the other factory rifles we didn't change barrels with. If you take the time to search around you can find an old canoe paddle 110 for $200-$250 dollars. New shilen select match for $341 from the barrelman. A stock from stockys for under $200 then cry once for your glass. I have a 3x12 SB from the early 1990s that was $950 look at the prices today. I now use nikon on all the other guns but the SB goes on for load development on ever gun I own.
If I were going to start over I'd do a savage. I have a trued model 70 but the barrel is still the one that came with it. This wisa 26" I went to a 243ai douglas XX when it was trued burned it up and put this one back on for my wife. If I had a savage I could have done it myself saving $400