i figure this could be done but i figured id ask to satisfy my curiosity. my wifes uncle is bringing a 25y06 by 2morrow for me to check out with a scope and custom stock with cheek pc. 3504 is the price so thats not to bad. im really looking for something with more bang but i beleive this gun should be able to drop a deer this year. my question is. if i like the layout of this gun. but want to up the caliber can i put a differant barrel on it. say a 30y06 or .308. if i cant then its fine. ill just put the gun back for my sons to use when they get older. hopefully with income tax i can get the left handed ruger m77 hawkeye with the matte stainless steel barrel ive been eye balling but at this point in time its about 400 dollars more than i can afford.