Marlin xl7 recommendation
If you are comparing the rifles at a gunshop, add the Marlin XL7 onto your list. The rifle is found onsale for 299.xx, a Redfield Revolution 2x7 will cost you another 150.xx, rings about 25.xx. This is the package a buddy just put together for his brother-in-law and it turned out great. You will depending on your State have to add in sales tax unless you buy the scope and rings online. You will find that rifles will last you a lifetime. They aren't like cars that rust out(if you keep them wiped off), and you will never wear out a barrel in the normal Deer hunting calibers. A rifle you buy today will still be there to give to your Grandson/Granddaughter in 50-60 years.