RE: Best sub $200 deer rifle?
Under $200, guns (or Mausers which are above and beyond!!!) Starting with new under $200, then on to the "good used" under $200:
NEF Handi-Rifles: GREAT GUNS, single shots in various calibers (can get replacement bbls)
Mausers (newly imported): 98's are great guns, mausers can be had in various cals, .308, 8mm, 7mm, 6.5x55, absolutely OUTSTANDING SHOOTERS, even if they are a little rough on the edges.
Winchester Leveraction .30-30's-they're under $300 new. Really good guns.
SKS's: in 7.62x39mm, pretty good guns, not great, but fun and basically as effective as a .30-30.
Savage Bolt guns: PROBABLY THE BEST PICK...although harder and harder to find under $200.
There are a LOT of used guns under $200 out there that are in great shape.
Personally, I'd buy a new H&R/NEF Handi rifle in .308 or .30-06 (or .45-70 honestly) before I bought any of the others (other than the Mausers-they'd be a toss up).
"When you tell a fellow to go to hell, you had better be sure you can get him there."--LBJ