When you decide what caliber you want, send it to Savagegunsmithing and have the gunsmith Scott put a threaded barrel and nut on the action just like the Savage has. That way you can easily change out the barrel when it gets shot out and it makes the gun far more accurate.
Scott is one of the few Master Gunsmiths left and does fantastic work and prices are reasonable.
It's a neat conversion. You can talk to him about what you are thinking about doing 208-313-1570. He will answer any questions you have. Just talking with him for a short while, you will quickly see that he knows his stuff.
I'm a retired gunsmith and was a darn good one, but Scott is much better.
He has a web site SavageGunsmithing
if you want to look at it.
I just hate to see anyone get gun work done by a less than perfect gunsmith. There are many good smiths out there and just as many gun hacks, so you have to be very careful who you send your weapon to.