I own a 110CL in 30-06 and a 11GL in 7mm-08. Both rifles are not the prettiest out there and after being out hunting with me are definitely not going to win any beauty contests. They both shoot accurately and have have not given me any problems.
I think you'd be hard pressed to find a bad rifle today! The thing to concider is will it do well what you want it to do? A rifle that works great in the praires does not always make a good mountain rifle. And a good mountain rifle may not be the best woods rifle. And it's the rifle itself I'm talking about here, chambering can be a lot of different things and still be fine.
As stated in most forums concerning Savage rifles, it will shoot and it wont look like you spent a thousand dollars on it. Any rifle that you can shoot accurately and comfortably is a "good rifle". Brand name and caliber are all a personal choice and you will be just fine with a Savage.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...