I will flat guarantee you the Vanguard will be a shooter !!
Hunting rifles ARE allowed to be pretty, ya know ?? At one time, hunting rifles all had wood on em. Those are the ones that STILL have a heart and a soul. I have more than my share of dishwasher safe rifles. But the ones with a nice stick of wood on them are just a little higher class .......
Strut10 I won't disagree and the scratches carry a lot of memories. Ya just don't get that kind of character from a plastic stock. The flip side is I can buy two Savages for the price of that Vanguard.
I like them too and I applaud Savage for thinking of the lady folk. I own a 99f in 308. My son owns an older 110 in 7 Mag. That one is fat! Their Acutriger is great. They are very accurate out of the box and a great bargain. They just should be entered into a beauty contest.