I have a Remington Mod. 700 Varmint (heavy barrel) in .222 Remington. I would say excellent on the bore, action and bluing, and good on the stock - beautiful from across the table, small nicks, dents and marks showing when you hold it up for close inspection. I wondered about re-chambering it to .223 or a bigger .22 (action length??), for availability of ammunition, etc., but everyone starts hollering about this being a grievous, unforgivable sin. Is this rifle/round really that popular? I can't find a single one currently for sale to judge. Anyone have any comments on current popularity or value?