I've been shopping for a new varmint rifle and decided I didn't want to have a custom gun built. I told myself it was a cost issue but the truth is I don't want to wait to have another one built. So I decided to look at all of the rifle manufacturers without any bias and buy the best shooting one I could find. The only criteria is accuracy right out of the box. I'm buying this to shoot, not to be pretty. I decided on the 22/250 Remington caliber. After looking at almost every major rifle manufacturer and reviewing all available info I find I keep coming back to a heavy barrel Savage varmint rifle, specificly a 12 BVSS. I can buy it new for less than $800 and, based on a lot of feedback from friends, Savage comes very highly rated in the "accurracy right out of the box category". I have one other Savage rifle, a thumbhole 17HMR and it will drive tacks all day so I am not adverse to "lower end" rifles. If anyone out there has any constructive comments or advice I welcome the input.