I would highly recommend the Marlin 917-V. Second the Savage 93-R. As far as a scope that is up to how much your budget is total? If you would give us your top dollar for the project that would help giving scope selections.
I like many here have several weapons but non I enjoy shooting more than my little Marlin 917-V.
They are inexpensive to shoot as well as very, very, accurate and with 2500 fps a fantastic little weapon!
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