i am posting this for a friend. He has no long action guns and wants one. Not to say he's Gona shoot past a few hundred yards. But also looking on a budget. His two choices. Both 24 inch barrels . Both package guns. And he will change parts as needed. Both in 7mm rem mag. Howa? Or. Savage? Please give feed back as to why one way or the other. I myself have a few of each. And like them both. But I do build a lot of savages. Fire away with all your input please!!