My problem is I have a 700 Rem action with a medium lengh bolt and a regular bolt face. The barrel is a Mclellan (canadian match grade) stainless with nickle finish. I have excess head space and a small pit in the chamber. The bolt lugs are beginning to gaul. I have shot a .223" group with it the way it is but I want the gun to be right. My gunsmith is recommending to replace the barrel with an HS Precision or cut off my barrel and rechambering it. I am inquiring to you for recommended solutions. I use this gun for target shooting on my own range and will use it in Nebraska for long range at white tail and mule deer. My options are as follows: 1. rechamber this barrel - same caliber $300.00 2. rechamber to another caliber - which one should I go to still using this action and magazing. Have to stay with 6mm. $300.00 3. new barrel with any cartrige that will fit the action. Are the wsm's worth looking into? $600.00 Depending on the repair I am purchasing this gun for $500.00 from my father inlaw the way it is. He paid $1200.00 and ran approx 2000 rounds through it. So I believe the bore to be in good condition yet.