Okay. I've posted elsewhere about a member of our club needing to sell a Walther PPK at the swap meet we held this last weekend. The primary impetus for the swap meet was one of our members has terminal cancer, and he donated all his guns and reloading equipment to the club, with the proceeds to go toward purchase of an electronic access gate.
This particular member is a retired engineer, and a pretty fair gunsmith.
Among other things, I bought a 30-06 he had just finished built on a K98 Mauser action (WWII bringback by his uncle). It hadn't even been test fired yet (though that was remedied Sunday). He didn't like the look of the fired cases, so he gave me back my check and took the rifle home to take the barrel off and check all the dimensions. Possibly polish up the chamber. When I talked to him this evening, he said he recalled that I might have mentioned that I already had a .308 (I do). Since I do, and the 30-06 would be somewhat redundant, he asked if I might be interested in a 6mm-284 varmint rifle in place of the 30-06. Same $$.
As I mentioned, I don't need the 30-06, but I have probably 400 rounds of brass for it, so that was a consideration for wanting one. (I have at least a thousand 223/5.56 cases as well, without a gun - yet, but that's a different topic.)
Anyway, I'll call him Friday to discuss his findings on the 30-06. If it cleans up okay, should I go for the 6mm-284 anyway, or stick with the 30-06 (which had the most awesome trigger I've ever pulled)?