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As usually happens, a previous thread for me to thinking again about the .35 Whelen. I’ve got a late New Haven M70 Classic chambered in .30-06. I know that it’s a simple conversion to a Whelen, but do any of you have suggestions for a good gunsmith for the work? What would be the expected cost?
 

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As usually happens, a previous thread for me to thinking again about the .35 Whelen. I’ve got a late New Haven M70 Classic chambered in .30-06. I know that it’s a simple conversion to a Whelen, but do any of you have suggestions for a good gunsmith for the work? What would be the expected cost?

http://www.35caliber.com

$225 including return shipping, takes about 2 weeks.
 

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As usually happens, a previous thread for me to thinking again about the .35 Whelen. I’ve got a late New Haven M70 Classic chambered in .30-06. I know that it’s a simple conversion to a Whelen, but do any of you have suggestions for a good gunsmith for the work? What would be the expected cost?
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When you get the conversion done make sure you read all the posts on the Whelen so you can load it to its FULL potential. A Whelen loaded with a 225gn bullet @ 2,900fps is an awesome round.
Bob
 

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@flat8,

I am in the same boat as you. I picked up an early Model 70 Classic Stainless Featherweight chambered in 270 Win this week. I do not think a rebore is possible due to the svelte barrel profile. It needs a new barrel. I am thinking maybe a #3 or #4 contour at 24” with a 1 in 12 twist. I may give Pac-Nor or Hart a call to discuss the project.
 

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