Originally Posted by NKYhunter
I've been a waterfowl hunter for years, (using a Remington 870), but I just purchased my first rifle about a month ago. I went with a Savage XP .270 with a Burris 3x9x40mm for optics. Been out to the range with some friends a few times and i'm having a blast!
Was this a good first rifle? I would like to take a deer this fall.
Welcome to the addiction. Is it a good rifle? Well will it shoot sub MOA? If it will it's an excellent rifle to start with.
The scope is a decent entry level riflescope but if I were in your shoes it's the first thing I'd look to upgrade. Next time you are in a good sporting goods store compare it to the Leupold 3.5-10x50 and the 4.5-14x50's. The difference in clarity will astound you. It's almost like going from a 1960's black and white TV with poor antenna reception to HD cable TV.