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 the place where there is no darkness."