not to many post ago there was a rem build that had a savage barrel nut on it and it looks pretty good. Little bit of Irony for ya. I had a local smith tell me he didn't like savage and didn't like working on them and they didn't do well for builds Cause they were mass produced and no quality.
Now what the heck does that mean? Savage has come along way compared to what they were 15 20 yrs ago. I don't think Rem has much room to talk as well, I like Rem but it's hard to fork out $600 $700 or more for a rifle when part of that price is for the name on the barrel. That goes for any factory rifle some are better then other and personal preference plays big part as well. Hopefully more after market suppliers will see that savage is jut as good as Rem, Win, etc.. and start giving more options!!!! my .02 for what it's worth have a great day to all