Greetings, Just want to let you Marlin folks know that I have joined your ranks. I am verly limited in experience with rifles/hunting but have decided to learn as much as I can and hopfully, hunt deer. Yesterday, I purchased a Marlin 30-30 AS30. Lovely looking rifle and always have wanted one. Now for the questions since I am.....well not very educated in these rifles, other than their reputation. Sorry in advance if my questions seem "un-educated". 1. Sling? How do I attach a sling? The AS model does not have a swivel 2. All around best Ammo for this model?? Price, Easy to find, Accurate for deer hunting 3. Affordable scopes? I know nothing about scopes?? 4. Are there any add-ons that I should consider?? 5. Feel free to post your opinion of the rifle. Thanks in advance!!