At the moment i have no money for custom, so that will come later down the road. I go out every year to coyote hunt but i alway have to bring a 22LR and a 12 gauge hoping i can get them close enough. Finally i have had enough and im investing my money in a varmint rifle. I have the opportunity for shots way past lethal range for the majority of calibers but also so close its uncomfortable. I want a rifle that will be good for medium range shots, but will do what it needs when it comes up close and personal and also reach way out there when the time calls for it. I want to use this rifle for target shooting at long range as well. I was thinking of going with a standard 243. win, no fancy cartridges cause i dont have the money to custom. I figure the 243. win is decently cheap, popular, easy to load, and comes in many variety's. Has good range of bullets, can custom it later down the road to something like a 243. AI or something. I want to know what your thoughts are on the 243. win for medium to long range varmint hunting and target practice? There are plenty of chances for shots well past 1000 yards but im only comfortable with targets out to around 700, so shots will be limited for hunting to within 500, 600 yards max and 700-800 yards target.