I have actually never fired a Mossberg bolt action but the Vortex scope enticed me! Being a new hunter if I saw this at Cabelas I would probably pick it over other rifles. I did buy the Mossberg 500 with the "lightning" trigger, didn't like it though so I sold it off. I'm a sucker for a good gimmick!
The stainless savage 116 hunter package with a nikon pro staff 3-9 is the same price and an excellent rifle with decent hunting optics.
I agree the Savage is hard to beat!