Go for it. Savage makes a great rifle at an affordable price, seeming no matter which model you choose. It is nice to see that Savage is starting to get some of the respect and 'publicity' it deserves. I have one in the safe (10FP, 223) and one on the way(12FVSS, .308)! As a matter of fact, it is quite safe to say that all of future bolt guns will be SAVAGE's.