Savage to me means cheap, accurate and tinker friendly. There have been a couple that didnt shoot as good as I'd like when I gottem but they do all right now and it didn't take a smith to get them there. The new accutriggered, accurate stocked target models may work well and be cool but I'd rather have the funds for ammo!
Ya I know the bottom 20PPC has an accutrigger on it. I dont hold it againt it though, for what I paid for it used I'll get over it.
With the economy the way it is there where no plans to add another Savage to the prairie dog arsonal let alone another 243 but I'm weak and just can't say no to a J action, especialy when the price is right! It shot the 55 Nosler load as well as my original so I swapped out the 10 twist barrel for a SS 9.25 twis flutted that was just laying there wanting to be used for launching 105 Amaxes.
It dont shoot too bad for a cheap $375 Savage.....specialy with me driving it!!