Check out the Marlin X7VH. I bought one a couple years ago, put a Nikon 4-12 with BDC on it. I tagged three at about 200 yards and it turned them upside down! Very accurate rifle and the trigger system is a dream come true!
You can buy one for about $319. and add scope.
"The X7VH has been built for those who demand premium features at a fair price. Noteworthy features include our adjustable Pro-Fire™ trigger system, Soft-Tech™ recoil pad, fluted bolt for speed and smoothness, a pillar bedded stock for accuracy and recessed "target style" muzzle crown Price right, the X7 is a rifle that you can be proud of at a price you can afford"
US Naval Aviation AMSC 20 years ( retired) ASW/Aircrew Wings, P2V plane capt. Tail hooker,
US Naval Academy (DI) Shooting Instructor (Annapolis) NDW shooting team member.
Alway keep your six covered