Savages were traditionally considered a low- end rifle and did not have the reputation they have built today. Remington, early on, developed a reputation for durability, ease of machining due to the design, and capable of great accuracy, particularly if optimized by a good gunsmith. As a result there numerous custom components available which adds to customization potential. Adding to all this, there are more Remington actions available on the market in used form than probably all others combined which makes it inexpensive and easy to find one for customization. This may be changing somewhat as there are numerous custom actions available today that are beefed for use in the Benchrest arena and the heavy calibers that are becoming so popular. Also, with the building reputation and penetration of Savage, many shooters are doing their own customization due to the design of the Savage which enables one to install a trued up custom barrel easily with a few relatively inexpensive tools and gauges on their home workbench.
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