If I was limited to factory ammo I would use a 30-06. Lucky for us we are not or I could never afford the sport. I load 338-378Wby with Noslers for 78 cents a shot assuming 10 times per brass life. That's $15.60 a box and we shoot varmints with it whenever we get the chance. With all the money we saved on 10 boxes of ammo we put a 6.5-20x50 LR Leupold on it. Just how much is loaded .338 Lapua ammo anyways?
If I were to factor in the money saved on a target barrel, muzzle brake
, trigger, premium stock, recoil pad, bedding job, gunsmith labor and the shipping charges I figure the rifle was about free compared to a Remington. I don't know about Savages as I will never own one. The few I have been around would not feed or shoot and the triggers were horrible. I would rather have a Ruger than any Savage.