Most any non-El Cheapo rings and bases will do just fine. I've used Weavers for sixty years with zero problems. Not saying they're "the best", but IMO there's no such thing as best. Some are better for certain purposes, but so what?
Many very good options for scopes. For general hunting, I'd not go fancier than a 3x9x40 in the $200 range, +/- a bit. If paper-punching is more important, you get more precision by going a bit higher, say a 4.5x14x40.
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