I have been thinking about purchasing a Savage 24 in something like .30-30 over 12 or 20 gauge. This is to be my "fishing rifle". I would like to be prepared for whatever when out fishing. I realize the .30-30 isn't really a bear gun, but it will do in a pinch. I can use slugs for bears and the shotgun has other obvious uses. I was thinking about loading the .30-30 with Barnes X Bullets, and maybe, since it is a single shot, some other .30 caliber bullets like SP, BT, etc. I would sure appreciate opinions on any of this. Thanks!!