Late response... But ill leave one anyways.
Shot many over the last few years, and without a doubt, the Savage 10ml2 came in as my favorite quickly. Replaced my Remington 700 ML, which I really like.
Flat out unreal how it performs, and the accutrigger is a huge help with a ML rifle.
1" groups at 100 easy, and the gun is dying to be zeroed in at 200yd. Granted, I am shooting smokeless...
Shooting 300gr Hornady xtp .452 hollow points with 44 grain of AA powder. This is a low end factory recommended load with the exception of a 300 gr bullet (250 grain recommended).
Gonna try the 250 hornady's this summer and see how far out I can hold grouping. Got several loads with different powders I'd like to try too.
Also, 300gr is definitely more than a whitetail requires, but no need for tracking
Very fun and impressive rifle, although, expensive and getting hard to find.
Really not sure what I'd pick if I didn't have the Savage.