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Thread: New build! Turning a 30-06 into a Whelen and ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadaman30 View Post
    Sounds like a build for chasing game?..
    Glades Armory has great options for bolt handles if considered for your build.
    You are correct - moose!

    I really have always wanted one though and this is my first step into CF barrel changes and customization.

    I’ll check out those bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    It is rare, lots came up on CGN ..... when I did not have the budget for one, ha ha ha

    Ya, lots of people bash the 760 rifles, claim they are bad but a 7/8in 5 shot group load with dads 3006, 180gr Hornady BTSP at 200fps over factory 180gr Remington Core Lok and their 3in group. That was done with the scope at the max 4x, not ideal for developing a load but very nice.

    I have heard that some people like to move to the AI version of the Whelen due to headspace issues but read that this is mainly an issue with light pistol bullet loads.
    The big problem with the whelen is it was wildcat at first, as many cartridges start, then became a saami chambering.

    Lots of older rifles with wildcat chamberings of various dimensions.

    If the smith uses a saami reamer it should be ok…..I hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jack View Post
    You are correct - moose!

    I really have always wanted one though and this is my first step into CF barrel changes and customization.

    I’ll check out those bolts.
    I also went American for a game chaser. Kept the original barrel though, earlier model with nicely blued steel, but did some work to get it to my liking in 7mmRM.

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    Best of luck Big Jack with your build

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    Thanks

    Can’t see your pic for some reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jack View Post
    Thanks

    Can’t see your pic for some reason?
    Sorry will try an update later when I return home. Something up with posting pic?
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    Please give us updates when it's sending led down range.
    Sounds like a great rifle to have in the woods
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jack View Post
    The big problem with the whelen is it was wildcat at first, as many cartridges start, then became a saami chambering.

    Lots of older rifles with wildcat chamberings of various dimensions.

    If the smith uses a saami reamer it should be ok…..I hope!
    Ya, I don't see you having a problem.

    There was also a 40 Whelen, I would imagine that thing would have had to be headspaced on the case mouth.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.400_Whelen

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    Interesting, a 40 would be an odd one!

    Canadaman30, I’ll order one of those handles! Good looking rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jack View Post
    Interesting, a 40 would be an odd one!

    Canadaman30, I’ll order one of those handles! Good looking rig.
    The 3006 has been necked up and down but for maximum energy the 338-06 and 35 whelen seem to be the best for reasonable range.

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    Update

    To date I now have the following;

    Donor 30-06
    Clymer Go, No Go gauges
    35 Whelen Dies
    35 Whelen Case Length Gauge
    35 cal 200 grain FTX
    35 cal 225 Accubond
    85 pcs 1X fired 35 Whelen brass
    6.5- 20 Vortex Viper Scope
    Barrel wrenches
    Appropriate reloading powders

    I have yet to receive;

    Glades armoury bolt
    JC custom prefit barrel
    Boyd’s Laminate Thumbhole stock

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    Nicely done Big Jack
    Looks like good scope on gun now?

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