A beauty for sure in a great caliber. I have owned several and just recently had an '03 Springfield re-bored to the Whelen. Hope to get it to the range soon but a sore shoulder has kept me off the kickers for the moment. But I must ask, how long was the drop tube you used to get that much powder into the case and still have room for a projectile? I just put that much of R15 in an unsized fired case and it filled it to the rim! Would be rather heavily compressed!!
@Guy.GModel 70 winchester, current, blueprinted.
Straightened bolt handle and clover leaf tang
Pacnor SS match barrel, custom contour, 1 in 14 twist, throated for 250 gn projectiles.
Recknagel express sights and barrel band
Tally premier bases, tally quick release rings
Swarovski Z3 3-9 x 36 scope
Duane Wiebe bottom metal
Tally cross bolts, pillar bedded and epoxy bedded action and bottom metal
Metal work by Rob Bloomfield, SC Gunsmithing Australia.
NZ walnut blank, exhibition grade.
14 1/2 inch length of pull
1/4 inch cast off
22 line per inch checkering
Roger Vardy mauser profile.
Stock work buy Darrell Stevens Australia.
@Guy GMy interest started with the 358 winchester as a teenager. After doing some reading of the 35 whelens past performance and a good reputation as a solid hitter since on game like grizzly, I really started to like it. It is hard for not to like the 35 whelen after seeing how good it performs in the field.
@Guy GRight you are sestoppelman, I have written on that target incorrectly years ago. It should read 57 not 67 as it would be impossible to seat a projectile. I will ask the mods to take it down as I don't know how to.