Ok guys. I plan on learning how to hunt deer in the near future. I'm debating on getting either a lever action or bolt action. I've always loved the classic look of the lever action and the fact that most of them have wood stocks. I do like the accuracy of the bolt action though (not that the lever action isn't accurate, but bolt just seems to be more accurate). I plan on either getting the rifle in .308 or 30-06. Which one would be a better hunting rifle? I haven't decided if I want to mount a scope on the rifle. I'd like it to be more challenging and sharpen my accuracy skills at the same time. THen again, I've never shot with a scope so it would be cool to figure out how with the distances and everything. Any recommendations on rifles, scopes, and whether not I should get a lever or bolt action? Savage Edge seems like a pretty good starting bolt action. Any thoughts?