I was going through my old Rifle Shooter Magazines and found in the issue May/June 2004 A Springfield built for Jack O'Connor by Al Bielsen who cut in two and shortened the action to make a .22-250, I have a 03A3 numberd over 800,000 so its a good one. My brother runs a tool and die shop and has evey tool and Machine you could ask for if you were a Gunsmith. I showed him this and a light went on, Hey! we could do this, he builds some bolt actions and he is no Gunsmith he just knows his stuff, every job we do is closer than .0001 of an inch. Have you ever seen a Springfield turned into a caliber like this, being cut and shortened?