Originally Posted by godale
dont want to mess this up. but on your nikon scope with the savage long action you could have a eye relief problem... depends on your eyes most folks who shoot savages and are eye relief sensitive use a egw one pieace mount. that way you can adjust the scope properly. i think weaver malkes something similiar for half as much. as i said it depends on your eyes.
Last I remember Godale, a 308 is a short action, unless you're thinking about something else.
That Nikon will be quite the improvement over the factory package deal Bushnell scope. I have a Buckmaster in 3-9x40 on my cheap-a$$ Mossberg ATR100 in 30-06 and it's brought home lots of meat. Best improvement I made to rifle. Almost forgot. As long as that Buckmaster in 4.5x14x40 DOES NOT have "Adjustable Objective" it will fit in place of that Bushnell. However sometimes with a much longer scope, you might need to flip around the base mounts(keeping on same mount area) to let the scope's rings fit better with the scope's tube for support and eye relief if needed. This will give you around 1/2 to 1 inch play room between bases. Sometimes the base flipping doesn't work because of how a rifle's receiver is made. Just something useful I've had to do, for anybody's future needs.