That's definitely a fine looking rifle! I like the dark look to it. It definitely is special.Here is my final product!
I inlet the stock and the magnum contour barrel is fully free floating.
Yes, with a big .35 cal hole through it, it almost is. LOL
@jwp475Exactly. People over look the Whelen's best attribute when say hunting big bears the Whelen has a higher round count in the magazine in a handy package
That's definitely a fine looking rifle! I like the dark look to it. It definitely is special.
What's going on with the mounts? Covers the action good deal. What scope are you looking to mount?
Just think, with that bull barrel, if the extra magazine capacity and "optimized" energy reloads don't get it done...you could always beat it to death!
Hawk, I have that same scope on my Whelen. No complaints. Sounds like you might need to get a set of rings, or hopefully find one in a "scrap bin" at your local gun store.
I'm thinking heat is also going to be needed here. It's starting to smell like loctite red. Heat the screws up and easy out. The bases should protect the receiver.Nikon Prostaff 3-9X 40 BDC. Take it to a gunsmith, he probably has an easy-out or a very small chisel that he has used for similar issues in the past.
@SpooksarSo to change the subject, a few years ago I bought a Winchester Model 88 in 35/284, the problem was I was very limited to the bullets I could use, basically Hornady 200 grain Interlocks. Was not really satisfied. Fast forward 3 years I bought a couple of Vanguards in 30-06 with the Bones stock cheap. Had a 284 and a 35/284 built on them so I could take advantage of the heavier Bullet weights. Both rifles are fine shooters, and I’m shooting the 35/284 as fast as my 35 Whelan. This afternoon my son and I are going out after Elk guess what I’m carrying.
The 35/284 is just a short action Whelen and similar to the 350 rem mag.
Using it in Sn 06 length action allows you to seat the bullets way out to take advantage of the case capacity. I hope you had the chamber long throated to take advantage of this.
It would be a great round