If you're open to Savage, check out the Model 110. I've had 2 and I am not sure if I want to ever buy anything else.
I have looked at this rifle as well and it is an option. Are you using the scope that it comes with, like a stated earlier I will probally be purchasing a leopold scope but if the factory scope is satisfactory then I wouldn't spend the money on the Leopold and I could spend that money on other gear that I need. Keep the input coming guys this rookine appreciates it!