Not really a hunter at this point but I live in Oklahoma where deer hunting is very very common. I might consider picking it up later but primarily want a rifle thats fun to shoot. I really like the looks of the Remington 700 series but I would have to start with a very plain model to stay in my price range (~500ish max). What are other rifles in that range? What about caliber? Im thinking about going with a .223 because of ease of shooting and ammuntion costs but Im thinking a .308 is going to be a more versitile gun. Thoughts?