I currently have a Remmy VLS in 308. Just bought a new VSF in same. Have been getting the itch for a wildcat or something similiar and figured I'd rebarrel the VLS. This gun will be used primarily for groundhogs. I want to stay with the SA, be able to load from the magazine (no single loading), no mag-well lengthening and have a cartridge that will allow me to seat the bullet just off the lands. Minimal case prep is also desired. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif The 6mm or 6.5 calibers are interesting and was looking at a 6mm Norma BR, 243, 243AI, 6mmRem or a 260Rem. The barrel would be 28" and I want to shoot a high BC bullet that will carry out past 500 yards. What are your thoughts? Hornady has a .243 87gr Vmax that seems like a good bullet for this use with Varget. Hate to take the barrel off of the VLS cause it shoots fairly well for a factory tube. Thanks for your help.