My opinion, you hit the jackpot! Being a gift handed down is #1, Savage 99 c model with the clip is a great deer killing machine. I have 2 99's both are the EG models in 300 sav and 250-300 sav. I have always like the old Redfield widefields in 3x9x40. On e-bay these are still available in like new condition for $250.00. To go new I'd stay with Nikon or Leupold. I hope you thanked your granpa for the valued gift.