look for a good scope on sale
Gary, one of the ranches I went to Texas had one of these famous guys you see on TV who is making big money from advertising their product. He was hunting with a Swarovski optic on his Blaser rifle.Savage makes nice and accurate rifles, which are not high on frills and, therefore, not high in price. The 6.5mm Creedmore is an excellent and accurate round, very usable for deer hunting or general use. Savage's rifles tend to be low-cost workhorses, able to absorb lots of bangs and dings, without loss of function or accuracy. Nonetheless, put your money into a good scope and quality scope rings. Most dealers will properly install any scope and rings they sell, at little or no additional cost, depending on the quality of the scope and rings. Most dealers will, also, bore sight it for you, as they mount it. That will save you lots of money, on the range, trying to zero your scope. Buy a scope, which you think is too much scope, because, in the end, the quality will prove itself, over a cheap scope, many times. My first recommendation would be one of the Burris or Leupold 3~9x50 or 3~9x40 scopes or anything in that quality range. Talk with your dealer. S/he will know which specific scopes work best, with that rifle.
Pick up several scopes, then look through them, before you buy. If you're happy with a 40mm objective lens, it will be less expensive than a 50mm objective lens, just not as bright. That larger objective lens will be important only if you're shooting in lower light conditions.
Boosti:Gary, one of the ranches I went to Texas had one of these famous guys you see on TV who is making big money from advertising their product. He was hunting with a Swarovski optic on his Blaser rifle.
He was asked why he’s not using the scope you see him on TV with. His answer was what I expected, you can’t see a deer at Buck Thirty with that, I can with this!”. You can’t go wrong with a Leupold. Just make sure it’s not counterfeit as many people are buying knockoffs on the internet.