I have pretty much decided on a stevens/savage 243. and have been looking at used rifles with little luck. Yesterday I found a Stevens 200 22-250 with a bushnell scope for $250.00. I want 243 since it will allow me the opportunity to hunt deer at our place in upper Michigan. I am toying with idea of buying the 22-250 and seeing what i would need to do to convert to the 243. Any idea or suggestions? Should I just buy the 22-250 and leave it alone. I will be using it for mostly coyotes and ground hogs where I live now since slugs are only allowed for deer.