One more recommendation for a bolt action. Win 70, used pre-lock Rem 700, or new Savage 14. For caliber, any previously mentioned will work, but I'd seriously consider 243, 260 rem, or 7-08. For a scope, I'd put a Weaver 2-10
on it. You'll find having a 2x low is more useful than the higher power.
The package rifles usually come with a crappy Chinese scope. Avoid them.