Thought I had my mind made up on a 284 WIN but was wondering if there is a better chambering for a 0.473" bolt face long action gun. It's my wife's elk gun and the barrel is pretty much shot out. Probably don't want to go any heavier than a #6 contour in 26" length and we're going to try and find as light of a stock as possible to replace the wood one. She handled the recoil suprisingly well of my 7mag yesterday when she put 15 rounds through it. Other cartridges I've considered are 6.5-284, 6.5-06, 280, 280 AI, or even another 270 (obvious bullet selection handicap). How big of a PITA would it be to get a magnum sized bolt and convert to a 7WSM or 7 SAUM? Feeding issues? Any thoughts to help her take elk (an deer) to 800 yards or so? Thanks a lot for any help. As you can see I am lost.