Re: Light weight midrange rifle ??'s
I have an older Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker in .300 Win mag. with Browning's plastic stock. It's not a "light" rifle but at 8.5 lbs more of a mid weight. Still good enough for backpacking.
The X-Bolt, like the A-Bolt, has 3 locking lugs and this makes for a fast cycling bolt because you don't have to lift it as far as a 2 lug bolt like a Remington 700. Get a synthetic stock for lighter weight.
Browning rifles are noted for good out-of-the-box accuracy and they have a high resale value in case you get the budget for a Kimber..
The Savage is a good rifle with a good action IF you get one that shoots well. If it doesn't take it back and get another until you find a good barrel.
Finally... Buy the BEST scope you can afford to get, even if you have to stretch the payments out over one year. It should cost about as much as the rifle. I'd recommend a Bushnell Elite series scope or a Vortex scope.
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