Both of mine are the less-expensive synthetic stocked models, but they have been good shooters. The fore-ends have some flex, but if that really bothers you, a bit of epoxy and a short length of aluminum angle can fix it quick.
I've no complaints with accuracy.
Savage Mark II FV (.17 HM2) with a Nikon 2x-7x 32mm scope
Savage 93R17 FV (.17 HMR) with a Nikon 2x-7x 32mm scope