First let me say, I have a good regard of Savage rifles. A fair amount of them will be found owned by gents I shoot with at a private range and they speak well of them. I have a couple of them and newest one is a Savage Edge in .223. Just thought I'd relate a few things I didn't particularly like about my Edge for those who are thinking about buying one. 1. Factory trigger pull was heavy.....but like the Stevens 200, you can do something with the trigger spring to lighten the pull. However, the Edge has a coiled spring, not the easier to replace straight spring. 2. Spacing between factory weaver type scope mounts is long. You'd better have a long tubed rifle scope or be prepared to buy extension scope rings to mount a scope. 3. Ejection port for spent brass on the narrow side. I'm used to loading cartridges thru ejection port in receiver for single shot shooting of my rifles at range. You will need to use the detachable magazine, loading thru receiver is not easy. 4. Design of Edge stock allows for vertical Flex in area at rear of receiver. I use a homemade shooting cradle for shooting from bench at range. Rifle will rest in cradle near sling mount on forend and right behind pistol grip area of the butt. I'd put my scope on 20 power to sight a 100 yard target and when I began squeezing the trigger I noticed vertical movement of my elevation crosshair of at least 1" on my 100 yard target. Something I had never observed before in the many scoped rifles I have shot with using my shooting cradle. I could put one finger on stock just behind receiver safety and push lightly down and watch my elevation crosshair move up to 2" on my 100 yard target. Problem seems to be in how Savage designed the trigger guard and how it fits on bottom of stock. Front part of Trigger guard is secured to stock with rear receiver pillar bolt. However rear of trigger guard is not secured to stock in anyway, so their is a joint between trigger guard and stock and stock will flex in this area. You can watch the joint spread with downward pressure on stock. Whats odd, is I can shoot decent groups with the rifle but the crosshair movement is rather bothersome to me. I've tried filling the cavities in stock above the trigger guard with epoxy steel but have not solved flex problem.