This is what I get for asking fellow gun enthusiasts their opinion, hoping for a conclusive answer. Lol
You know, what it comes down is this;
My purpose here is to replace a Savage that I lost. That's why I am going with savage. I liked the gun alot, it was very affordable and it was a very straight shooter. So why not just stick with what I had?
Same price I could get a .308 or 30-06. That's why...
See, circles. I was hoping to make up my mind before I split for NM, but it looks like I'll be debating it while sitting out in the middle of the desert, wishing I had a good bolt rifle...lol
Oh well, at least I have a few others to keep me company...