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.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...