Definitely need some more information in order to more completely answer your question....
- Game you intend to hunt (varmints, deer, bigger? all of them?)
- Do you want one rifle to do it all? or do you want a rifle that will shoot 2 out of 3 and then maybe build a second rifle down the road?
- Range at which you would like to engage targets/game
- Terrain....will you be packing/toting the gun around or just plant it "here" so you can shoot "there"
Without the answers to those questions I'll say that generally speaking if you're new to shooting, get yourself a reasonable quality factory rifle. Personally, I started with low-end Remingtons and built them up as my knowledge and budget expanded. By doing this, you can begin shooting right away and start learning. If you buy a Savage or Remington, you have a rifle that is a great platform to begin customizing. Here are the write-ups on two of my rifles.....
This rifle is my "carry" gun. It weighs 9lbs and I tote it on my shoulder up and down the hills here in VA while chasing deer.....As an FYI, this rifle started out as a low-end Remington 700 Mountain Rifle.
My 280 - Updated!
This rifle is my "set it here" and shoot waaaaaaay over there rifle. I use it for varmints and deer. This rifle started out as a Remington 700 SPS Varmint (Remington Model 700™ SPS™ Varmint Specifications
My 308 1k Rifle - The Evolution Continues!