After deer season I plan to send my receiver off to NEF for a new barrel. I thought I had settled on a .357 barrel and would ream it out to max. But with all the recent threads on the .243 I am reconsidering. I will use it for TX sized whitetails, axis deer and the occasional **** or possum. My shots will be from 25 yards to no more than 200 yards (self imposed limit). I was planning on mounting a Weaver K4 or K6 fixed power scope. In the future this rifle will be handed off to my sons when it's time for them to learn how to hunt. So, what do you say?