I had a savage 110 for 13 years and put hundreds of rounds through it. Great gun. Mine was a 7mm rem. mag. every couple of years I had to check the stock fastening screws for tightness because they would start to come loose after a lot of rounds. The gun smith told me that is normal and to put some lock tight thread locker on the threads. The gun was perfectly reliable and acurate. I shot a deer last year with a .270. It was a muley and dropped dead instantly with a shot to the chest. .270 is a great caliber for deer and savage is a smart buy! Have a great time hunting. You will do fine with your new set up.