hey all, im new to the sport of shooting, only just recently acquired my gun licence (australia), and am looking to buy my first rifle. ive been doing a bit of research about the pro's and con's for various calibers. im mainly going to use this gun at the range, however, when i get better at shooting, i would also like to go hunting. ive decided i want either .22-250, .223, or .243. ive chosen these calibers because i want to learn how to properly hold and shoot a rifle without having to take into consideration massive recoil of a .308 or .30-06 (which i first wanted) for a begginer. what do you guys think is the best all round cartridge? ballistic wise, and hunting wise? Nik.