Re: 243 vanguard
I have Vangard's in 300wsm, 7rmRM, and 270wsm. One of the best performance Bang for the Buck out there. For $399 or less, I feel like a thief leaving the gunshop with a 1/2-3/4 inch rifle with test target, and mine do even better with handloads. Excellent, robust, beefy, smooth action. Decent trigger, decent stock, decent recoil pad. If you want to upgrade the trigger, the timney is an easy drop in.
I think a .243 might be the next addition to my stable.