OK fellas (and ladies), I'm looking to get my first deer rifle but there are a couple of restrictions I'm facing. Primarily, gun season starts in less than a month here so I don't have time to save up hundreds of dollars. I work at a gun shop and we recently got a bunch of New England single-shot rifles in various calibers and I've taken a liking to them. I could get into a brand new .270 for under $200 easy and I already have a scope so all I need is rings since the guns come with the base installed. I know I will eventually want a nice rifle so I have no problem buying this as a temporary gun that seems like it could be a lot of fun. I know I could spend just a little more and get a used Remington 700 or Savage or something but then it would be harder to justify getting what I REALLY want (Browning A-Bolt) next year. Any input? By the way, I already thought about a .30-30 but I may be going up to northern Alabama to hunt my uncle's farm and there are some long-range shots at some big deer up there so the .30-30 wouldn't be adequate. Thanks fer yer time.