Okay, I've really got my choices narrowed quite a bit, but would like some opinions....
Last weekend I picked up a standard length/bolt Montana action for what I figured was REALLY friendly price. I've also got a 'cosmetically challenged' 1949 dated Model 70 .30-06 barrel, and I'm toying with the idea of putting that barrel onto the Montana action, mostly because I like the profile, and it IS a beautiful bore.
Not likely I'll go down this road again, though, so I don't want to screw this project up and have to do 'overs' later on with it.
I'm doubled up on full length cartridges in .25, .264, .270, 7mm, .30 and .358 bores. Would I really be nuts to build this up as a .338-06, or spring for opening the bolt face up and just going for the gusto and making it a .338 from the git-go?