I appreciate all of the info. I was trying to see if I could use any other sort of ammo in the sense that, you can shoot .38 out of a .357 or .223 out of a 5.56 etc. Again, I have very little knowledge about this rifle and GREATLY appreciate what those with more knowledge are willing to share. I downloaded some assembling/ disassembling instructions. I am looking into purchasing a Brass tacker scout mount and I already have a pretty decent, albeit non-expensive scout scope.
I plan on making this my white-tail rifle since it seems a shame to let a rifle sit in a safe without ever seeing the light of day. From what I've read it is a decent enough rifle with enough firepower to take down anything in North America. I am trying to find if there is a nice, affordable way to fire this beauty. So, gents, I thank you all for the previous posts and look forward to any future ones.