I finally found a Ruger #1 within my price range meaning cheap enough to rationalize changing every thing about it. It's currently a 30-06, and could stay that way if it shoots. Goal is a light weight stalking type rifle. Going to drop some weight by going synthetic etc. If I change barrels it will be chambered in something rimmed, bore between 6.5 and .308, works well in a 22-24" barrel, doesn't have to be the hottest round in its class, but it has to work well with the heaviest bullets in the caliber. What would you choose? Everyone else welcome, but Varberger has an affinity for single shots, and rimmed cartridges.