Very accurate out of the box rifle from the one I've seen and had the oppurtunity to shoot. The Edge is a little slimmer in the grip than the Stevens, has a detachable box magazine, and a top strap action design similiar to the Tikka, and a little lighter on the wallet than the Stevens.
The triggers on the Edge are not great vs. the Stevens, very good out of the box trigger. Both rifles feature a barrel nut which theoretically means you could swap barrels if you so desired.
I think both the Edge and the Stevens 200 are hard to beat for an affordable rifle that will provide good accuracy and reliabilty.
SUPER ACCURATE RIFLE...I don't own any other Savages and was looking for a cheap toss in the truck coyote rifle..looked at all the $300-400 El-Cheappo Deluxes and boough the Edge.. it shot 5 shots in about 3/4 of an inch at 100 and 4 almost went through the same hole and the other about 1/2 low..broke it in with 10 single shots and clean with Butches and JB..barrel is very smooth and crowned nicely..only complaint is getting the clip out..it takes a rocket scientist and his brother.. but for $300 it's a great rifle. Can't believe I said that but I did and it's about a SAVAGE..would I buy another EDGE, YES ER REE!!