This my 50th-anniversary Savage Model 10 in .300 Savage. It’s a limited-edition 1-of-1,000 rifle, and features beautiful wood, custom checkering, lots of gold lettering/emblems, and a gold Accu-trigger. I mounted on it an older Savage-Suwa 4x33 scope I found online that came with the retro leather covers and plain-wire crosshairs. I added a leather Savage-logo carry strap to complete the outfit. The rifle is a great performer—accurate, light kick, not too loud, and it packs a good punch. I think the best feature was the advice I received from the owner of our local gun shop. I asked whether he would recommend putting the rifle up as an investment or taking it out hunting. His answer should be on t-shirts or bumper stickers: “Life is short—shoot the gun.” I did take the gun out that fall and killed my best 8-point buck to date.