No. 1 Rebarrel?
I've really been having a fever for a rifle in 250 Savage and think the No.1 would be a classy rifle for this classic caliber. I've been looking into having an existing gun rebarreled and found a good gunsmith who has a lot of experience with rebarreling No.1 guns. For $450, that pays for all the work, the barrel, and bluing.
Question is whether I send my own 1-B .243 to be rebarreled or if I buy a used gun and send it. I bought my .243 new a few years ago and it's laser accurate with my reloads. But it's too long for my taste. Gunsmith says he will send back the original barrel and it can always be put back on down the road.
Other option is a used 1-B in 7mm Mag locally that has some wear and a cracked forend, but the guy would take $550 for it. Do I buy that one and have it rebarreled instead of my own 243 or should I leave this gun alone due to the cracked forend?