Of course the true innovator and market leader, Savage...
They cut some corners on an existing design, cheaped out on the finish, and lowered quality standards.
If that's innovation, we should all be worshiping China.
Remington 710/770 - NEW design, at the time of its initial release.
Marlin X7 - NEW design.
Ruger American - NEW design.
Savage Edge/Axis - cut corners on an existing
design, and gave it a different name (...and had to rename it AGAIN, because it didn't have the best reputation)
That isn't "innovation", from my point of view.