I have the Edge. Its factory trigger on heavy side and non-adjustable for trigger pull weight. Ejection port for spent brass too narrow on mine to easily load a single cartridge thru it. Wide spacing between factory scope mounts require use of a long scope or buying extension ring(s). Design of stock's trigger guard leaves area of stock at rear of action too thin and results in a vertical flex from pressure of pulling trigger. This occurs when I use my shooting cradle while benchrest shooting. I can see my elevation crosshair move at least one inch on a 100 yard target. Dispite the stock flex, rifle is fairly accurate.
Of your two choices, I'd say get the T/C Venture. You may want to take a look at the Marlin XS7 rifle in .243. The Marlin is accurate out of the box, has a good adjustable trigger and in price range you are looking. I have a Marlin XL7 in 25-06 and its a good rifle...cost me $319 plus tax a year or so ago.