I am looking to purchase my first long gun/rifle. The main reason is for large game hunting(ie deer), with a secondary reason of "home defense". I know, a long gun is not the most practical for home defense, therefore it is the secondary reason. What I am looking for is some advice as to what to buy. Here are some points to consider: Likely will be hunting in fairly heavily wooded areas, from an elevated stand. Area has been hunted for man years. Not an experienced shooter. Price is a factor, would have a buget of say $300. New or used are options. Not sure if it matters, but I am under 6' and about 200 pounds, with an average build. Will be installing a scope, if not included in purchase. Any opinions will be appreciated and taken into consideration. Thanks in advance.