Well, I will respond to your question.
I would try to talk you out of the conversion. I own more guns than I need according to my wife (I still have a list of more needed). I am not a person that has guns that I do not use and hunt with (collection for value). The model 100 in 308 is one of the all time classic hunting rifles. The cal. has taken many a deer and bear. When I was a small lad my dad took his 100 in 308 to Newfoundland and shot a moose and a caribou with it! I really do not see what the advantage would be in the conversion.
Well that is my 2 cents worth any ways, it is your gun do what you want.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....