I can usually get Savage stuff around 200 dollars less than MSRP. I really like the looks rifle, it is similar to the model 12 but would be a lighter package. I think that a guy without tinkeritis would do good with this, drop a Huskemaw scope on it and you have a real nice mid-long range rifle, you will spend time shooting it not tinkering with it.
I figured I can't build this rifle for what I can buy the LR hunter for. You would need a trigger, barrel and brake installed, and bed it in a stock like the B&C Medalist or P-dog special then add the Karstens cheek peice. Just of the top of my head you'd be into it around 1000-1100 dollars.
Looking forward to Len giving it the once over, someone needs to get there hands on one and evaluate it.