Re: any experience with the TC Venture?
Savage is not completely blameless with their product either and I have many of them. Before you commit to buying a model 11 or 111 (long action), please be sure to handle an equivalent model 10 or model 12 first. The model 11 / 111 has a plastic trigger guard / magazine frame and the magazine (if it is a DBM) is plastic too. With a model 10/12/110/112 this is not the case.
In addition, be sure of what stock you are getting. The base model 11 / 111 gets a completely trashy honeycomb (cored out) plastic stock that hardly has any glass content. They are basically worthless. If you decide after a few months or weeks that you need an upgraded stock, they can set you back $250+.
So to summarize: Either a synthetic accustock (with cast in aluminum bedding block) or a laminate stock is a worthwhile investment. A squirmy warped banana stock made out of cheap plastic will drive you nuts. This is true for Savage, Remington and pretty much all the names out there. Whether you will like the plastic magazine is a bit subjective but most people I know think that the metal ones are considerably more robust and less likely to fracture if you drop it in the middle of winter.