Re: savage vs remington
Both rifles are good choices, however I would lean toward the Remington. They seem to make a better platform to build a custom rifle from, assuming you decide to go that way at a later date. Most custom rifle builders are better equipped to build a custom rifle using a Remington Action, and more goodies are available for Remington rifles.
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