Just my poor attempt at humor. I remembered reading a funny article from Rifle Magazine a few years ago that Ron Spomer wrote about a hot new 30 caliber wildcat based on a .35 Whelen. It had me for a bit until I realized that... well it was the .30-06 Springfield that was the actual wildcat cartridge. Funny stuff.
Now I have got to get back to studying as I am trying to determine which is better. The 7x57 Mauser or the .275 Rigby.
Ron really was talking about the .30-06 Springfield in the article. But since you've brought it up. The U.S. M1917 is a very good gun. I had, and still have some in, sporterized .30-06's, .30-06 AI's and .338-06's. Very neat and functioning rifles.
The Pattern 14's I had/have are sporterized and in 303 British and 303 Epps.
I am using a Remington sporterized Pattern 14 action as a basis for a rifle I am building in a super secret wildcat.