Re: which rifle? Savage OR Remington.
I have the Remington 700 VSSF II, in .204, and love the gun.
I wanted something in a .243 for longer shoots on windy days.
I looked at both rifles you have and others, but just couldn't pull the trigger on any of them. There was just something about each of them that I didn't like. I spent the extra money and bought the Cooper Montana Varminter in .243. It's a beautiful rifle, and will do everything I need it to do. I know it will shoot out of the box, and it'll retain it's value. Just my opinion.