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One of the rifles I have wanted for many years is a bolt action in either 35 Whelen or 338/06. I have would like to hunt Moose or Elk and although one of my 30/06's would be fine having a little more punch is appealing. Won't happen this year but we'll see what the future holds.
 

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Well, what rifles are ya lookin' at?

i think ruger still ofers one in the whelen
weatherby in the 338-06

can't think of anyone else off the top of my head for current production..........

i remember remington once upon a time did the 700 classic in whelen..........

or do ya have a custom job in mind?
 

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I saw a bolt action 30/30 last night. I had no idea they made one. :|
 

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I am not in the Weatherby class so will look to rebarrel my M700 Remington in 30/06 probably to 338-06. The Whelen is a great caliber but I think the 338-06 will give a little more range. The only thing holding me back is the 700 is a shooter particularily with 150 gr bullets so don't want to screw up a good old rifle. It was the first center fire rifle I ever bought so I may look to buy a beater and have it rebarreled although when I'm done that I may have paid for the Weatherby. Will check it out and who knows I may just buy a used 300 win mag and call it good although rebarreling and existing rifle to another 06 platform can't hurt too bad.

If memory serves me right the Savage 340 was a bolt in 30/30. I've got a 340 in 222 Remington and it's nothing special probably because I haven't worked up a load I'm happy with it yet and the scope mount on them are the dumbest damn mounts I have ever seen.
 

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It was a Savage 30-30 bolt action...dim in my memory... .35 Whelan is a belted right? I think the bigshots...Weatherby...listed it....
 

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No the Whelen is just an 06 necked up to 35 caliber.
 

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remington also made a 30-30 bolt in the mdl 788----worth a heck of a lot more today that what it orginally sold for........

have you looked at that new 338 federal round?
the 308 necked to 338...........

here also is a sweetheart of a remington http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =106693152
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.35_Whelen

Info on it Towsend Whelen wildcatted it in 1922.

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I haven't looked at the new Federal round as I have two 30/06's and thought the Bolt would be the one to convert. I won't sell or trade either one as the other is a Browning BAR that was my dads favorite rifle and that will get passed on by me some day. That Mdl 700 classic is a swett looking rifle. Thanks for the link.
 

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There are lots of fine barrel's out there find the one that you want and re-barrel The best of both worlds I think pard. Let us know how it turns out for you.
 
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