There are two guns I love to shoot. Lever action rifles and black powder revolvers. I don't know what it is, but they're great. The Savage is a great rifle, you can't go wrong with something like that, or anything previously mentioned. However, since you're not going gun crazy why not get something different. How about a Browning BLR Lightweight Takedown in 30-06? It's a lever action you can do anything with it. This isn't my pic, it's one I pulled off the web of a moose taken with a BLR '06.
"If you compromise the process you're an a$$hole when you start out and you're an a$$hole when you get back."
"If you don't go when you want to go, when you do go, you'll find you've gone."
"We shall meet in a place where there is no darkness."