So today I drove up to Lacey WA to Cabelas. While I was there I was looking at the used rifles and found a good looking Remington 700 SPS in .300 WSM. Everything looked great on this rifle except someone had done a really good job and cut down the barrel and re-crowned it. I bought it anyways because it was a really really good deal and I can get another barrel for it. My question is why would someone have gone to all the work to shorten it to 16.5" from 24"?