I don't know if this will help you or not. This is my latest project.
I have put together a few of these semi-custom Savage/Stevens projects and they have all
been excellent shooters thus far. I think this is a good example of the upper end of a Savage/Stevens build.
Long action, small shank round back Stevens (started life as a 30-06 that I picked up for $200)
30"- 338 Edge Benchmark Barrel 1 in 9.5" twist with Muscle Break and Nitrided for good measure
Sharp Shooters Supply Trigger
Bolt head conversion from Sharp Shooters Supply
Savage 110 BA bolt handle
Choate Ultimate Sniper Stock
NightForce 20 MOA Base
NightForce 5-25 ATACR Scope with MOAR Reticle
Throated for 300 Grain Berger Hybrids
Weight as pictured is about 16.5 pounds