Im looking at getting one of these two rifles. I am leaning toward the Savage with the adjustable stock and brake but am open to other suggestions in this price range. I am likely going to spend as much on glass so this is kind of my price point.
The plus for the Savage rifle is if you don't get the accuracy out of it you expect or you shoot the barrel out it is A LOT cheaper to replace it's barrel and you can do it yourself. The accutrigger in my opinion is a better trigger than the new Remington.
what about the savage bear hunter? I have one in 338 win. Thought I wouldnt like the camo stock but its has really grown on me! I also like the shorter length of the gun. My only gripe is the "pasticy" feel of the accustocks. The accustocks or a nice stiff stock but still have that hard plastic feel to them. Maybe also look at the savage 110 FCP HS Its just a hair more expensive but has a great solid stock on it.
I really do appreciate the feedback. I still have not made up my mind. They both have a strong following and both seem to be very good for the money. Both are easy to customize later down the road. It is a tough call on the two of them. Although I dont "need" a brake the idea of holding and seeing where the bullet hits is very appealing as is the ability to let me 14yr old son shoot some long range with it. I also like the fact that I can turn it on or off depending on my needs. The Remington is less which allows me to spend more on optics. It is a very solid platform as well. Very tough call on this one.
Again, thanks. It is a tough call. $920 or so for the Savage online. Thats new with brake. I can get a used 700 bdl for about $450 but not a 300 win. It has wood stock and has been ported in a 7mm. I can also get a used Pre-64 m70 in a 300 win mag for less than the Savage new but it went through a house fire and would need a new stock for sure, possible a new barrel as well and that would put it well over the cost of either by a lot which would mean I would have to spend a lot less on optics.