Hey guys - new to the forums here and new to deer hunting. I'm currently shopping for a rifle and scope. I'm willing to spend some money to get something better than an "intro" line rifle/scope combo, but at the same time don't want to go overboard. In my mind i'm wanting to stay in the $750-800 range for both rifle and scope.....for that loose budget what do yall think is the best rifle and scope combination? I've looked at some of the Nikon 3x9x50 scopes which were pretty highly recommended by the guy at the local gun shop....pretty reasonable too at less than $250.
Looking forward to what yall think!