I have a 30-06 on order - chosen b/c I don't reload, it is versatile, and ammo is readily available with a large bullet selection. I am now thinking of changing my order (I am 6 months or so in on an order from Darrell Holland) to 280 rem or 280 AI...not sure that I can change it, but if possible, I am considering it. This is NOT a question of which chambering I should get - 30-06, 280 AI, etc. The question I have is this.... When my rifle is finished, I am going to have someone develop a load for it, even if it is a 30-06. Factory ammo will be a backup in a pinch. If I have someone develop the load, and I buy reloading equipment, is there any reason I can't use his recipe and have a fairly easy entry into reloading? Not saying reloading isn't a skill, only that if I start out with a known recipe, and I get the right equipment, shouldn't I be able to learn the basics enough to get started and make that recipe for my gun? That would allow me to choose a chambering that I want and not have to be bound by factory ammo. For instance, I could go 280 AI and just do it myself after the load is developed. Over time, I could get more advanced and develop my own loads, test various loads or try new bullets. Thanks in advance.