I have always liked the old small game rounds like the 25-20 and 32-20, but have never had the pleasure of owning one, although a friend has an old '92 in 25-20 that I have been able to play with. I like the idea of approximately magnum rimfire ballistics but with a larger bullet. I have noticed an old wildcat in my sierra manual called the .270 Ren, a shortened and strait-walled .22 hornet necked up to .277 cal. I guess it was developed for the contenders but I was wondering if a guy could put a new barrel on one of those pretty ruger 77/22 hornets? Bolt face would be the same, using 110 grain bullets overall length would be the same, and you should have a little more velocity, a lot more accuracy, and a better ballistic coefficient. All in all, I think it would very handily out-perform a 32-20. Also, the rimmed case would make headspace for the strait-walled case very easy. So, if it seems like a wonderful idea, how many other people have had it?