What scope are you putting on it? I have a couple savage rifles,a116 in 300 win sporting a blueprinted action,26" criterion lite varmint contour, shooting the 197 gn Botw vld @3031 fps, this thing is a tack driver, dumped a backcountry mule deer @1185 yds this last September. Then I have a model 11 that started life as a 300 wsm
but is now a 6.5 wsm, it also is blueprinted, 26" cbi barrel setting in a medalist stock, the 140 gn Berger is leaving the muzzle @3297 this bugger is fast, flat, and very accurate! You just can't go wrong with a savage!