Re: savage tactical in 300 win mag???????
I've had an old Savage mod. 99 in .308 many years ago, but we won't get into that. Last year I purchased a model 16FVSS - stainless fluted bull barrel, accutrigger in 22-250. I mounted a 6-24 x 50 scope that I bought on eBay for $50.00 (I'm ashamed to say). With factory Winchester Supremes, I consistently hit crows out to beyond 300 yards, my longest shot being 460 yards off the hood of the truck with my jean jacket as a shooting bag. Two weeks ago, I purchased a Weather warrior, another stainless in .270 WSM. Bought a couple of boxes of cheapo Remington 130 grain Core-Lockts. This thing is shooting 3/4" groups.....at 200 yards (with a 10 minute break between shots). Am I sold on Savage, you bet, they may not be the shiniest, but I can dig a gun that shoots like that off the shelf. My votes for best off the shelf shooters go to Savage, Tikka (pre T3 versions) and CZ (Brno).
Life is short, hunt hard.