We found the 64F to handle well and also found it to be quite a fun gun to shoot. This perception was no doubt aided by its 4 lb.pull trigger, which we found quite good for a rifle in this price class. The trigger displayed some creep, but it broke crisply with little overtravel. Locking the bolt back proved no trouble for those with a modicum of strength and dexterity, but could be problematic for some youngsters.
The Model 64F's light weight and weather-resistant stock would seem to make the rifle a good choice to carry afield in pursuit of small game. And, in this age of alloys and polymers, its solid, mostly steel construction should appeal to traditionalists in the market for a plinker, too.
while at Cabelas don't be afraid to look at their 'store' brands for scopes
Pine Ridge and Trekker-- I guess it all depends on what you want/expect
suggest for most usability adjustable objective is a must
if you think you will need it , dont over look the package deal Cabelas have on Burris "spoting scope & rifle scope"