I am going to purchase a factory rifle and maybe do some modifications to it in order to produce a "lightweight" "walking" long range rifle in 7mmRemMag. Here are the two rifles I would be interested in:
Savage 116 FHSAK. Main mod would be a BC Medalist stock. I know trigger is good. Picatinny rail would be used for optics mounting.
Remington 700 XCR. Mods would include BC Medalist stock, muzzlebrake (probably Vais), and an aftermarket trigger. Leupold 1pc base would be used for optics mounting.
Which rifle would be more worth it? Pluses and minuses? I like both, and I own both brands. I would like some opinions tho.