Id like to say hello to everyone. I am on a few other forums under the same name. I do have some questions. I am rebuilding my savage LA that was chambered in 7mm rem mag. I have been considering a caliber change and definitly a barrel change. I have 2 barrel makers that offer Savage drop ins that seem to be pretty popular, they are Shilen and McGowen. I was wondering if anyone can help me make a responsible descision on the barrel. Also I shoot my 7mag VERY WELL and can handle the recoil just fine but is there maybe a better cartridge for me? I contemplated the 300 WSM even though I have a LA I was going to get a single shot follower to prevent feed problems by just loading them singly. I am still leaning torward just rebuilding the 7 but would like to know my other options from actulal long range shooters. I primarily hunt deer but would love the opportunity to hunt larger game in the future. Plus all around watermelon bustin from far away would be great to for practice.