It is what it is! It appears the long action and if .270 it is the long action. Be a shame to go shorter cased cartridge and block the magazine. Nothing wrong with 25-05. I built one on a 1917 Winchester action years ago when they were deemed a wildcat and Remington adopted it. Seems the Douglas Supreme barrel was 1 in 10 and I used only the 80 to 120 grain bullets that covered varmits to deer. Much better bullets are available today. Any custom barrels for personal use get sent to Pac Nor, right here in southern Oregon. Many good barrel makers out there, but consider his in the top. In fact I found out that they make all the barrels for Noslers custom rifles that are sub 1/2 minute hunting rifles minimum. Their rifles are spendy, but get what you pay for sometimes. Not a stainless, but also the proud owner of a pre 64 Winchester Mod. 70 Featherweight in 30-06 caliber. A new buy in the early 60s (62). It is one that will remain until cold dead hands get opened and it will need a new owner!