Re: Looking for a new rifle
If you're on the cheap, get a New England Firearms single shot in 270 or 30-06. About $180 new. Put a Bushnell trophy scope on it, or a Banner for even less $$$.
Learn to hit with the first shot. It will kill anything in the lower 48 with aplomb. You'll learn that there are refinements that you'll like, but a good hunter will do very well with just that basic rifle.
Good luck. You'll upgrade over time, but that will serve you well for years.
If you have more $$$, there are a lot of fairly inexpensive rifles that you can upgrade over time...Remington and Savage are both excellent.
Welcome to the world of hunting.