My first impression of the gun is that I like it. The camo stock is nice, length is just right for me (I'm 6'4), the gun balances nicely, and its fairly light. I put an EGW base on it and an old camo nikon buckmaster 3x9x40 I've had for a few years now on it as well. This seems like a nice match. The only thing I've noticed that I don't like is when cycling the bolt it sounds pretty rough riding the rails. I put some bolt lube on it but it still seems rough. Hope it comes out of that. This is my first Savage so I'm not sure what to expect. I will post more when I actually get to the range with it.