I am new to the centerfire group and am looking at a savage 11 Trophy Hunter XP in .243. Any opinions on this gun? My price range is around $500. I know the Savage 11 has a sweet scope, but is there something better for my money? I've looked into the Marlin X7 as well as the Savage Axis/Edge. I know these are "base" models, but I don't know what I am exactly gaining or losing with it all. As the title indicates, I am looking to use this primarily on coyotes. If I am wanting to save the pelts, is this a good caliber for that? I know 22-250, .223, .204 are good calibers, but I am also liking that .243 can take deer. I am just wondering if it's overkill for wanting to save coyote pelts? Opinions? Help!