I was hoping to get into the long range shooting world, if for nothing else than to say i can put a little bullet a LONG way down the range. My wife supports me and is willing to hand over the checkbook if just for a brief moment and i am thinking either the howa thumbhole varment in 308 or the tikka t3 in 243. Am i barking up the wrong tree for 400-600 yards? mostly paper punching, but some hunting will not be out of mind. Which is better on a small budget or have i passed on a real buy. Thanks for any info.