I have four savage rifles:
The first is a 93R17FV in .17HMR. It is the first Savage I bought. It's mission is to get ground hogs in the backyard and around barnyards. It works great for that.
The second Savage I bought is a model 10 GXP that started life as a .243 package rifle with a POS Simmons 3-9x40 scope on it. The barrel was just plain awful that came with it. I didn't know it at the time. When I finally had access to a borescope and saw how bad it was I replaced it with a used A&B barrel that I bought for $40.00 from a friend of mine and decided to use the rifle to teach myself to chamber and crown rifle barrels. The A&B barrel was chambered in 6mmBR. I sawed the 6mmBR chamber off, rechambered it as a .243, trued the receiver front face, bedded it, replaced the scope with a 6-24x40 Bushnell Banner, and now have a really accurate rifle that shoots everything from 55g NBT (ground hogs) to 95g NBT (white tail) including 75g V-Max (for cooyotes) into half inch groups. This is what it looks like now:
The third Savage is one of the first year Model 12 LRPV rifles chambered in .22-250 with a 9" twist barrel. I love that rifle. It shot 1/4 MOA out of the box with 75g Hornady HPBT bullets and anything else I put in it. I shot it so much I shot the throat out of it so I sawed the chamber off and rechambered it. It's back to shooting about 3/8 MOA which is plenty good enough for ground hogs to 300 or 400 yards.
The single shot right bolt left port target action on the LRPV with the target accutrigger is fantastic! I won the factory class in the ground hog match the first two times I entered the rifle in it. A very good rifle.
My fourth Savage is a 112 BVSS long action
chambered in 7mmMAG. This rifle is brand new. I shot a group like this on the first range trip
when I put 30 rounds through it, then inspected the barrel with a borescope. It has the nicest barrel I've seen on a factory rifle. Period. Much better than the bore in the barrel on my LRPV which was pretty good. The chamber throat looks perfect
and is perfectly symmetrical near as I can tell. The receiver front face was nearly perfectly true.
The crown looked a bit nibbled on so I recrowned it
Right now it's in my shop waiting for the epoxy to cure on a bedding job having had the receiver trued (very light cut did it) and the recoil lug replaced with one from Sharp Shooters Supply.
It was looking like a it would be a solid half MOA rifle out of the box - I'm expecting it to maybe tighten up a little with the crown recut and a good stress free bedding job. I bought it to be my first real long range hunting rifle for deer and coyotes (not worried about the fur).
And that's the story of my Savages.