go for it
Buy the gun and give it a thorough cleaning as well as get a good a reasonably priced scope. Give it a try at the range and then evaluate the gun from there. There are a lot of simple things to try from there if things aren't up to par. Worst come to worst, you could end up needing a new barrel, although not very likely. Even if this is the case, it is a simple matter of letting Savage rebarrel it for you at a reasonable price. Chances are you will be surprised at how accurate the gun is. Let us know how it shoots and maybe we can all help with any problems you may have. Good shooting.