long time reader on this site. I've learned a lot and got turned on more to the 280 rem. Looking for a bit of advice. . . Originally I was going to keep my eyes open for a used Savage or Stevens and do a 280 AI build but, I came across a pretty good deal on Ruger Hawkeyes in 280 for 560 bucks. I've always liked the m77s (I have an old tang safety 243 that shoots under 1/4" with the white box Winchester ammo) Here's what I was thinking: Get one of the Hawkeyes and if it turns out to be a shooter, take it to a smith and have it punched out to AI chamber. But, my concern is this: with the 22" barrel will I even benefit much from having it AI'd? Thanks for any advice!