Originally Posted by Damol
What, no love for Savage?
None in my house... Sorry, if that sounds bad, but I just have never had any issues to push me away from Remington 700's, and if there is an issue, you can always fix it with a little bit of money, and there are millions of parts readily available just about everywhere. So, why stray, ya know?
Some folks have issues with their guns and get mad over dumb little things, like scope mount holes aren't drilled straight, barrel sits crooked, or action needs bedded or barrel needs floating. All simple things that can be fixed by your smith for under $250, and it will shoot WAY more accurate if you have your smith fix it and true everything, than it will after you send it back to Remington and let them monkey with it... Sure, it will cost you about $100-150 more to have the smith do it, but to send an insured gun back to Remington will cost you about $75.00 one way just for shipping. That's money you can spend on having that rifle worked by the smith, and he's local to you...
I have plenty of other brands of rifles, but something about Savage and Winchester bolt-action rifles I just don't care for... They are not bad guns at all, I just have no need to stray from the Rem 700's for my precision LR rifles, unless I'm going full-custom which will be a custom 700-based action.
Just my thoughts.