Both remington and savage are good guns. I own a heavy barrel in .308 of each. The savage 10fp will be a little cheaper but the remington 700 will have more aftermarket support. Some people will argue that the remington has better extraction than the savage and I think they are right. You don't have to go all out on a rifle. A stock savage 10fp or a remington 700 sps varmint will both shoot sub MOA with good match ammo. Glass is a whole other discussion. A fixed 10x bushnell elite 3200 ($200) would be dependable and rugged starting scope and sky's the limit after that.
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