I am just getting into long range varmint hunting and I was wondering what gun to get. I have looked at a few but don't really know what the best caliber would be. I plan on eventually getting better behind the gun and making longer, harder shots. I want a quality gun somewhere around the $1,000 range and not to far above that. If any of you guys could point me in the right direction as to what is the ideal cartridge for distances ~700yds and a gun with good accuracy, quality and durability that comes at a fair price. A few guns I was looking at were: Savage Model 12 Varmint Low Profile in .243 and the Remington Model 700 VLS in .243.