Thankfully by the grace of Almighty God...your's truly has saved enough green to stimulate the economy by repaying the charity of dad's Remington 760 30.06 (killed my only buck, 13 years ago) and buying my very first deer rifle!
Long story short....I need some ideas. I've bagged a doe with dad's browning lever action .308, my only buck with the 760 and missed plenty of PA whitetails with it. I'm looking for an accurate out-of-the-box deerslayer capable of nailing my first PA buck since 98.
For the record: I need a rifle with good knockdown power, a 3x9 scope and the ability to come in under $850. Suggestions?