The .30-06 conversion isn't gonna happen. The chambers in these guns have too much slack in the head side so bulged or split cases, não obrigado! Plus, without setting the barrel back, it's just not a proper conversion. I have little interest in non-military bolt action rifles, but thanks for suggesting just to buy a commercial rifle guys. I'd like a 1903 or P17, but with prices like they are, not ever gonna bother unless I find one at a cheap estate sale or something. The guy told me he's taking it to a show this weekend and I have no interest in going to the shows around here, so I'm passing on it.