I currently have a VZ24 chambered in 30.06. It has been sporterized and has a decent trigger and stock for my needs. I have a Remington in the 30.06and it shoots very well. While the 30.06 is a multipurpose round for most deer hunters, I don't see a need for another .06. Which caliber would some of you VZ24 fans choose. Being that my knowledge for gunsmithing and what could work in very limited, I don't know if I need to stay in the .30 caliber rounds or not. So any suggestions is more than welcome.
You can make a very simple rebarrel to 25/06, .270,.280, or even 35 whelen with no other changes. Does 1 of those cartridges "light your fire"? You could also convert to a short action cartridge with some minor magazine work.