I've no experience with the Savage rifles, can't comment on them but do hear a lot of good reports on accuracy from other shooters.
My best shooting factory rifle to date is a Sako TRGS, (out of box, zero mods.) Using 180 grn. 30 Cal. Accubonds I finally achieved that elusive "one holer" at 100 yards, with most groups under 1/2 ".
Considering the fact I'm sending them downrange @ 3520 fps with the 7.82 Warbird that has nearly 1000 rnds. through it, that is stellar performance,it's a tough combination to beat.
Rifle cost $850.00 U.S. several years ago.
[ 07-19-2004: Message edited by: proman1 ]