Sounds like you may have half your mind made up....there's nothing like knowing where you're going,,,I just traded a stuffed-bobcat,(yes that very same one I shot in the left hind leg trottin away at 120yds, but that's another story) for a 270 win Savage 110, in a black composite stock. So far it's been cool, a good accounting for the Savage brand. I haven't shot it much so I'll have to get back to you. However the man I traded with said he didn't shoot it much,I found he didn't clean it much either so after a thorough cleaning I found a rifle that had not been fired much. In the end I got what I wanted, You will to.. I hope this won't further confuse you.