Hello all, another question for you. I am looking to make my first rifle/scope purchase. As my funds are limited, I need a rifle for several purposes. I would like it to be a learn to shoot rifle, deer rifle, maybe even a predator rifle. At this point in my learning about long range shooting/hunting, I don't need 1000 yard capability. This should save considerable dollars in optics. I would like to reach perhaps 500 yards for now. Caliber wise, I need something without terrible recoil and somewhat flat trajectory. An economical cartridge would also be appreciated. I was thinking a Savage or TC in .223 or .243, as far as optics I would like to be able to experience adjusting for range but I don't need anything fancy at this point. As I become more experienced with this setup, I will step up to a real long range setup. Thanks again for the help, I would like to stay under $1,000 total.