I Currently have 2 rifles. 1) 338-378 Wby Accumark 2) .270 Win Rem 700 Both rifles are Factory. Problem with both is cost of shooting. I am hoping to try a load soon with my 270 using 90gn Sierra's and 19 grains IMR SR 4759. I prefer to keep 1 load for each rifle. Would rather not worry about different zeros and such, but the 90's will keep me buys until i get my 22 cal. I asked for a cheap 22-250 just for plinking and mass shooting but so far nothing has come in. I have been looking at the Savage Axis in 22-250 for around $300. Reviews seem good, and people say they are accurate. I see there is a big market for prefit barrels as well. My Idea is buy an AXIS and over time get a new stock(or fill the stock with devcon if i like the feel) and put a 22-24" barrel on it (I am not worried about packing this gun). I have read that you can rechamber a 22-250 barrel to the AI version and have a 220 Swift I would like barrel life to be in the 2000 round or more range but ultra long barrel life is not needed. The overall idea is to make an Ultra Economical coyote/prairie dog gun. 22-250 brass is cheap and 22 cal bullets are cheap as well. Would also consider using slower loads and cast bullets just to get even more economy out of it for short shots. I have several parire dog towns i can hunt anywhere from 1 yard away to about 500 yards away. When i set up for coyote hunting i plan to take my 338-378 for long shots and the 22-250 for shorter shots. I need to work on my rifle skills as that is my limiting factor in long range shooting. Im an ace with a pistol but need mass amounts of trigger time with a rifle to get me up to par on shooting MOA at and beyond 1000 yards.