hey guys I'm new to this forum deal. I have owned this particular rifle, most of my adult life, it was a gift from my father. who is a huge 30.06 fan. I am currently looking into cutting my teeth at longer range target shooting. Just trying to get some ideas about which upgrades to go with in this action. the smith here at home has even mentioned re barreling to a different caliber. I'm pretty sure that one broke my fathers heart, so probably going to stick with the old faithful. I use the rifle to hunt deer here in N.C., and the occasional trip out west for elk. I will be reloading for the heavier bullets i.e. 180's to 210's. not real sure on the barrel length or twist rate. maybe a new trigger. stock, etc. any input would be great.