I'm thinking of having a M700 rebarelled to 250 Savage, possibly the Ackley since the dies are not too bad from Redding. This rifle will be primarily for my wife, but I imagine I might squeeze the trigger on it a few times. If anyone here has used this cartridge on deer sized game, I'd like to know your impression of it's performance. I already know about the .257 Roberts and the Ackley version. The .250 fills the bill here, I'm not real big into downloading larger cartridges to get the performance level I'm after. This rifle would not be called upon to shoot beyond 200yds, if that, for medium size game.