Tough decision thanks for the input guys. I am reading bad things about the recoil pad and stock on the the Tikka and how it is hard to load on top.
The Savage is made in the USA and I hear good things about the stock and butt pad.
Not sure how hard it is to load a savage by hand. Can anyone chime in?
The people who are having a hard time loading the tikka by hand have other problems.
The Accustock is superior I'm sure. But the standard stock on my buddies new 116 is a horrible piece of crap. So be careful which you chose. The accutrigger is good if your used that style of trigger with the built in safety. The trigger on the tikka is excellent.
Side by side shooting they both shoot very well with the edge going to the tikka. Both are sub moa with hand loads. Just one more so than the other. Be very careful where you rest the fore end on the savage if you get the cheap stock.
The bolt throw alone makes all the difference for me. Easy to tell unloaded but far easier to tell when picking up a round out of the magazine. The tikka reigns supreme.
Edit: the butt pad on the tikka sucks. Bad. Mine get replaced with a limbsaver.