Best deal going and a Master Gunsmith, SavageGunsmithing
Scott, the gunsmith really is a master smith, very few of them left.
I'm a retired gunsmith and know a great smith when I see one.
He guarentees his accuracy jobs with new barrel will shoot .3". 5 shots at 100 yds with his handloads. Find another smith with that kind of guarentee, and most shoot better than .3" Even the guys who build $5000. rifles only guarentee 1/2" 3 shot groups.
His prices are reasonable, check out his web site and give him a call. He accurizes all kinds of rifles, not just savages. Great guy to work with also. Very honest, won't steer you just to make more money, he will give you the streight info on what works.
Also, there are better barrels than the Shillen barrels. Some are good, some darn good, but there really are better quality barrels available. Ed's a good guy, but his barrels are priced at what they are worth, they are good, but not the best. The Shillen price is on the high side for what you will get.
Scott will also order any rifle, mount rings and scope you want, sell them to you at his wholesale price if you have him do the accuracy job on the rifle. This can save you hundreds of dollars on a good rifle and scope.
Retired and with a bad back, I sold my equipment 6 years ago, Scott is the only smith I will trust with my gunsmithing. I wish I could really tell you just how good this guy is, but words alone don't describe his abilities and precision work.
One of his Savage rifles holds the unofficial record at 3000 yards of 10 shots under 24". It was a club shoot, not an NRA shoot or it would have been a national record. He also designed the bullet that shot the group and had it CNC'ed out of bronze. He really knows his ballistics which makes him an even better smith.
Scott is a gunsmith because he loves firearms and gunsmithing, not for the money. He could make far more as a master machinest or welder but chooses to gunsmith because it's his passion.
Call and pick his brain, you will quickly see he knows gunsmithing and guns like no other smith I have ever met or worked with and I've met and worked with some darn good smiths in my years.