I love varmint hunting, but i have never owned a proper caliber for it. I have always borrowed rifles from buddies. Its finally time to purchase my own. I will be buying factory and i haven't decided on what yet. I am just starting with caliber. If i find the money for custom i will either fully or semi custom a rifle, but for now its factory. I dont want a 223. even though its a good caliber. I was thinking something a little larger, so that wind drift will be as little as possible with still shooting a decently light bullet. I was looking towards a 243. win. The velocities are pretty high, the wind drift is minimum compared to the smaller varmint calibers, and it has potential for long range plus it is a popular and easy to find caliber for shells and reloading. Any opinions or other suggestions on the 243. win or other calibers.