I am thinking about picking up a .17hmr bolt action....what experiances have you guys had with the Marlin and Savage .17's? I know that I want one with either the wood or laminate stock. What do you guys know about the two firing systems. Is the trigger on the Marlin good? How does it compare to the accutrigger? What about accuracy...either one better than the other? Both look good in Stainless with the gray laminate stocks. The blued and wood setups have their issues for me. On the one had the Marlin has no checkering on the wood and the wood seems low quality to me. The Savage seems to have slightly better wood and it does have checkering but it seems as if the checkering is stamped and not cut and so looks cheaply done. I understand we are talking about a $250-$300 gun but it is something I noticed about he guns. I almost came home from Scheels with the Savage but they only had the gun/scope combo and I wasn't sure that was the scope I wanted for the gun. I guess for the price I had the notion that it had to be a cheap scope....I don't want some grand scope but I would rather choose my own scope, about 50% the cost of the rifle seems like a good rule of thumb.