Im looking to buy a .223 bolt action rifle. I was looking in the price range of $500-$600. I looked at the savages but have heard mixed reviews about them. I would be doing some varmint hunting every once in a while but mostly just shooting for fun. I shot a Howa .223 the other day with a thumbhole style grip and i really liked the grip. So i was hoping to find one with that style. Any one have any ideas or any advice on the savages.