+1 on the Remington. I just bought one, a left hand .308 synthetic stock varmint. $621 out the door. I didn't really want the 26" heavy barrel, but it was the only synthetic stock in .308 that is left hand. The only other calibers they make in the light barrel compact were 7mm-08 and .243., no .308.. I'm sure there are a lot more choices for right handers. I have had several Savages and they were accurate, just like the Remington action better. There's a reason the Army and Marines have used Remingtons for the last few decades. I might eventually shorten the barrel to 22" or so and convert to detachable mag.