If you do bed your factory stock, some people have used carbon arrow shafts to stiffen their stocks by epoxying them in in the forend of the stock. That should add stiffness. other than That, I've heard that Savages don't like having their tangs bedded. Oh, and I've also seen that you need to make mechanical locks for the bedding compound because some bedding epoxies don't like to stick to the Savage tupperware that much
I ordered a Hunting Sporter from Stockade
going to be another 8-12 weeks for it to arrive...They are running 16-20 weeks out right now...Stockade got a lot of reall good reviews from Savage shooters so I took a chance, we'll see how I like it in another couple months.