.223 is not a good deer round.
and for $640, you can do better anyway.
bought my son (who is 8) a Marlin 7mm-08 ($260 on sale) and a Nikon Scope ($250 on ebay)
i'm in the gun for less than $520 and it's a tack driver. And will take down any deer the cross hairs are on.
This post was edited on 11/21 at 9:50 am