Longtime lurker. My dilemma is based on a 700 in 30-06 my grandfather gave me about 25 years ago. My problem is i dont shoot it because (a) its not threaded for a supressor and (b) the scope is a little basic (burris fullfield ii 3-9) for me - just a basic crosshair. The barrel is a sporter profile so too thin to thread. Its a synthetic stock. Shoots great and i am unlikely to beed more power or range for anything i will ever hunt. My wish is for this gun to become my first choice for hunting. The dilemma is that if i upgraded it to something i would really shoot more frequently that would probably be close to what it costs for a new rifle. New barrel would mean either modifying or replacing the stock to clear, new scope or at least rob a scope from another rifle that would eventually get replaced, and possibly a new supressor - my sdn6 really isnt rated for 30-06. If i just buy a 6.5 creedmoor and a new scope im probably close to same cost and my sdn6 is fine for that. I live and hunt in texas FWIW. I am not a very serios hunter but i have acces to a great range, and i do like range shooting very much. Just looking for thoughts or ideas on how to get the most out of this rifle. Looking at it in the safe getting dusty aint it. It will never be a collector item. Its just a good rifle with an emotional connection.