I just picked up a Remington 1917 enfield. The bore will probably not shoot well in the condition it's in so I'm just going to rebarrel it. The action is in very good condition and someone started to sporterize it with a pretty figured walnut stock with a caramel forend cap. I just don't need another 30-06 anyway. I only bought it as a project gun. The only useful to me caliber that I have no experience with and would like to experiment with is the 35 Whelen. Before you beat me up for not barreling a belted magnum or a 404 Jeffery in it, while those might be fun to play with those rounds hold little interest for me save the 300 H&H mag. Never had one of those either. A 375 H&H sparked a little interest but I don't use the one I have very much already. A 450/400 NE would be fun but not sure it would fit or be pressure safe in that action. So long story short, it's most likely going to be a 35 Whelen. Would like to hear experience speaking here on it's capability from real life hunting on elk sized game in the 1000 lb. range of critters. Is it worth my troubles or should I find something else like the 300 H&H mag that I don't have that would be more useful. Also I know it would be cheaper to just buy a factory rifle but that would not be as much fun planning and finding a load for it. Forget about the money and think FUN! Life is too dang short to worry about money all the darn time!