Re: Hey from VA
Just realized we've got two threads going. both of which are answering the same types of questions. Your "Barrel Twist?" thread has a lot more detail than is on this thread.
Anyway, your choice of a Savage, with the accutrigger in .308 is a good start. The Savage is inexpensive, accurate and a nice platform from which to start.
The .308 is a good choice in caliber. It's an accurate target round, can easily be used to hunt whitetails here in VA and the ammo is easy to find and it's fairly inexpensive.
Once you purchase your rifle you will be faced with several decisions....
Bases and rings
(my thoughts on these two options are on your other thread)
Adjust your trigger...this is the beauty of the accutrigger. I understand you can adjust it yourself.
You might want to consider changing the stock that comes with the rifle.
All of these topics are lengthy discussions by themselves.
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!