Would you consider a 22-250 or is .243 your bottom line??
I had a friend who bought a Howa 22-250 in Snow Camo with a heavy barrel package-deal last winter. I did the break-in, sight-in and drop data for him. I was impressed with the accuracy shooting Wal-Mart Winchester 45 gr. loads. His first time out with me after that he was blowing up Gatorade bottles to 500 yards, and it was his first time ever shooting over 200 yds.