I have an older right-hand Savage 110 in .270 cal. and am very pleased with it. The tupperware stock is not that stiff, but, i have free-floated the bbl. away from the stock and it works great! The ability to change bbls. is a HUGE plus over Remington. IMO-of course not everyone likes to tinker with them.
I only have one Remington model 12 pump .22. so I cannot speak for them but I see posts saying to avoid certain Rem. models.
They are ALL fun to start with! I just personally like the idea of being ABLE to switch calibers to almost any cartridge that is available. So I chose Savage. (it doesn't hurt their reputation that the Olympic shooters are using them either!