Although Savages tend to be a "no-frills, no nonsense" sort of rifle, they are good rifles that proved themselves in the accuracy department. They probably won't win a beauty contest but they just might show-off at the range.
I have two Savage rifles. ChesterGolf is correct. They are not very pretty rifles especially after many trips into the field. I have never had them malfunction or any accuracy problems.
One aspect I do like about the design of the Savage is the barrel nut. You can buy barrels in other 30-06 based calibers and change the barrel/caliber yourself. I have a model 110 in 30-06 that I am contemplating rebarreling to a 338-06.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...