I used to have a 250 ack. never should of sold it. It was a very efficient chambering, and deadly on deer.Not a real common rifle, anymore, and an even less common cartridge. Both are very good, though. I may build a .250 Savage Ackley Improved on a 722 for coyote and deer hunting. Hope you find someone with .300 Savage experience to chime in.
true about the safety. or you can have a Rem certified gunsmith do it.I have 2 M722 in 257 Roberts. Nice "plain jane" guns that are very reliable. With mine you must move the safety to fire to unload gun, but I heard that you can send the rifle back to Rem and they will fix it.