So after searching for a while, I found someone selling a former 6.5 Jap, that's been turned into a .257 Roberts. I've been wanting a Roberts for a long time. Anyway, here is what I am pondering. He wants $250 for the Rifle, but it needs a new barrel, according to him, it was a bad chamber job on the barrel.... I am wanting a nice rifle for less than $500, if possible and I know that a barrel for it alone is $150-250. Then I'd have to have a gun smith switch barrels.. another $100 there. What should I do? pass on it, or buy it, and just hope I run across a barrel for it in 257 Roberts some where.