I was thinking the same as you as far as the stock goes, and I probably won't grow but a few more inches at most. I'm already taller than my mom and an inch behind my dad, both of whom aren't very tall. Height just isn't in my family. I'm currently '5"6. In the end I'll probably slap an aftermarket stock on it anyway. Of what I've heard, the Savages' stocks are their only downside.
When I said I could shoot anything, I wanted to point out that I was capable of comfortably and efficiently firing a cartridge that would be used on deer. I don't want an over-sized cartridge, and I'm not a big believer in 'Bigger is Always Better'. I think I've narrowed my decision down to .30-06, and I have my neighbor keeping an eye out for a cheap one in the local shops.
Last edited by Whootsinator; 11-17-2008 at 08:23 PM.