Well, you guys are no help at all
I was hoping someone would talk me out of this. Instead, I went back to the shop, and of 4 rifles i was looking at, 3 were sold in one afternoon. The savage was still there, but two guys were looking at it. When they didn't buy it, I decided to put money down on it.
I'll hold it till after Christmas, then call it a present to myself.
With all the panic out there, and who knows what the economy will do, a good solid bolt gun in .308 seems to make sense. Lots of cheap practise ammo out there, lots of good hunting rounds. And I was able to lock in to a price of $215.OTD.
Now i just have to hope Santa brings me a good scope for Christmas. Is it too late to start being good?