I thought about a new barrel for the savage, but i felt the Remington 700 was a better platform to build. It was a good rifle, and i sold it for a good price. To top it off i was able to sell my wife on the idea...
I see the following as the next few steps.
Stock (probably a bell & carlson m40 or a2)
Trigger (timmys have a good rep)
DBM (not sure which one)
By this point i should have a decent amount of brass so ill probably start reloading.