If you want a basic 30:06 single shot deer rifle, get a Handi Rifle. I have one in .280 rem. i have two friends that have parked there 7mm rem mags and started shooting Handi Rifles, one a 308 and the other a 270. Neither shoots bench rest, but they do shoot minute of venison.
If you want a little more, non-break action, etc. get the Ruger 1,