I have been shooting a 24" box stock Savage for 14 years just for relaxation and to have one rifle that always does the same thing. It has legs too and makes a fine test mule for my loads, a kind of does it all rifle. If a load shoots well from it then I know it will run in my other .308's. We will be doing some 500 yards plates later today. Ya have to give it to Savage.
Enjoy your new thing.