I just took my Savage 99F to the gunsmith because of excessive headspace. Initially his quote on replacing the barrel scared me off but I realize it almost certainly has to be done. In order to set the current barrel back, the indexing of the rear sight, the front sight and the mounting lug would all be screwed up. So it looks like a new barrel for me. And now is the time to change caliber if there's one better than .308. The reason I chose .308 is because of ammunition availability and cartridge power. But .308 power may be too much for the Savage action because apparently the reason I have a headspace problem is because of action stretch, and this stretch will continue to occur until the gun becomes dangerous. So opinion time. Is the Savage action strong enough for .308 or should I be looking to have it rechambered to a lighter caliber and if so, which one? I'm not interested in weird or wildcat calibers, just good ol' standbys like .270, .243, etc. Thanks.