Welcome aboard! Keep us posted on what you end up doing and your progress.
My best recommendation would be to get all tho'ts of LRH out of your head. It's time consuming, mind boggling, expensive and very frustrating.
On the other hand... She had warts........
Nah! on the other hand, its one of the most satisfying obsessions I've ever dealt with.........
The Savage Edge is advertised as an entry level hunting rifle. That is, made for strolling through the brush and shooting stuff.
If the action and trigger are as up-to-snuff as the higher end Savage offerings it may be considered as a starter LRH rifle.
Much may be learned from using a less expensive rifle such as the Edge.
With a good starting action the system may then be upgraded piece at a time until you have what you really need/want for your use.
However, I would suspect the action when the entire rifle is less than $400 when a target Savage action (known good) is much more expensive.