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700 rem for .35 rem

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by J-TIPTON, Jan 25, 2012.

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  1. J-TIPTON

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    What caliber offered in a 700
    Model could be conv. To a .35 rem
     
  2. Winchester101

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    I think most any 700 could be rebarreled to 35 Rem, be aware though, the bolt face may need some work. The 35 Rem case head is it's own odd size, not the same as 308/30-06, it's a tad smaller. The 308/30-06 case head is .473" while the 35 Rem is .460". Case length of the 35 Rem is 1.920" which means it would fit into a short action meant for the 308 Win (case length 2.015"). I'm not sure about the bolt face work, but it may be needed for reliable feeding/extraction, just wanted to make you aware of it.

    I used to shoot the 35 Rem in a Marlin lever gun and I've always thought it would be great in a bolt gun. If I remember correctly Remington used to offer a custom shop model 7 in 35 Rem with a laminated Mannlicher stock. THAT would be a sweet little gun.

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    Thanks what about the reaming is a 308. Going to small enough to ream to a .35 rem? ????
     
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    Why not a .358 Win?. It would be a simple rebore, or replacing the barrel, and rechambering.

    The .35 remington would require replacing the barrel, as the case is smaller then the .308s, you wouldnt be able to cut the chamber out. Also i wouldnt be comfortable with a .010 (and change since most bolt faces are already oversized), over sized bolt face.

    If i were going to do it I would start with a 6.8 SPC chambered rifle, ream the bolt face, add a sako or ar style extractor and rebore/place the barrel. Or go with a .308 rifle, add a bushing to the bolt face and a sako style extractor.
     
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    Since it is a pretty short low energy round it makes a dandy lever action round at close range. Or in my case an old pump rifle. I like it in a pistol too. I don't know why you'd want it in a bolt gun. It drops a foot at 200 yards and is only 700 ft/lbs energy at that range.
     
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    and handier :D, thats a damn cool rifle RC, i didnt know they made any of the 7s in .35 rem
     
  8. Jim Watson

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    I had an old Remington 600 in .35, wavery nylon vent rib and all.
    I would prefer it to any .30-30 or .35 lever action I ever saw, but not being a hunter did not have a real application and traded it for a big heavy .308 Carl Gustav.
     
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    I handled one of the .35 Rem M7 Kevlar carbines back some years ago. I also handled one of the .350 Rem Mag M7 with Kevlar. At that time, the price was in the range of $1,500. They both were very nice, light, well-balanced carbines, but wouldn't have served my purpose for bean field hunting. That doesn't mean I don't lust about one in .35 Rem. :eek: Then again, I'd like to see a M70 Featherweight in .30-30 Win. :eek: I'm pretty much convinced that you could never wear out either carbine, in either caliber.

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    Beanfields? What about oak hollars?
     
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    Abel:

    Yup. That's why I still lust over them.

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    Eat your hearts out gents:
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    Gordon....i hate you just a little bit right now :p
     
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    Seriously.......gordon that's just wrong I thought we were all grown ups...
     
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    So I guess that model 7 is rather costly
     
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    Yup. I figure I could find a smith to make one for $1500. Nothing crazy, just some sort of a short action with a decent barrel and McMillan stock and a Jewel trigger.
     
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    The way to do it is buy a .222 Remington 700 and have the bolt face opened up (or the 6.8 if you can find one it is real close) . Welding is kinda a hack job, but the AR or Sako extractor if done right is nice.
    Here is a 600 like mine, I'll bet you could get it around $1000 which would put you ahead of $1500
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=271236193
    Here is another for $1250 which looks like good walnut figure
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=270796610
    the 600 was only made a couple years in mid 60s in .35 Rem. I REALLY like the 600 stock design for hunting. The plastic parts actually held up on ones stored properly. You can get repro Plastic rib and trigger guard or metal ones readily enough. The triggers can be reworked very nicely or put in an aftermarket one like a Timney ect.
    My 600 .35 Rem is an under MOA gun with a 4x scope! BTW the dogleg bolt works better than the 700 bolt from the shoulder as it is perfectly positioned to be run from the shoulder! The 600 sights are much like target pistol sights! With the modern PIC rail I installed and quick release rings you have good back up sights!
    The standard .35 Remington has less blast than a .308 type cartridge as it runs 10,000 psi less. In a rifle like a 600 0r Model 7 it is an easy feat to push 180 grain semi spitzers to almost 2500 fps which would be about a 50,000 psi load but the brass like 6.8 brass is real strong. Just keep it away from the old guns!
    I like the good old 200 grain Remington Core loktd load which is just over 2000fps in the 18" barrel. It REALLY is about an optimum large hog load IMHO within 200 yards. A good 1-4x or 2.5x scope seems about right for such work.
     
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    See. Now I have to sell all of my cool rifles to get some really cool rifles. Dang!!!!
     
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    Gordon, my .35 Rem is just like your middle one but without the scope. Sweet, it was my dad's.
     
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    That's great info gordon...thanks..... I guess we all know why. 35. Rems are lacking in variety.....butttttt..I would think Remington would support this round a little more maybee a 20" bolt action I believe would sell slow then pick up with a following group of brush gunners it would kinda stand alone..except for many lever guns wich I also have..what can y'all compare it to? ?????? 200 grain lightish recoil
     
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    Another cartridge with 200 grain pills and light recoil? Hmmm. Nope. Ruger makes that M77/357 rifle that's probably fun to shoot.
     
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    remmy did have the 700 cdl in 35 whelen
     
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    There is no need to change the bolt face on a Mod-7 with .308 -ect bolt face. I just checked both my 7-08 and .260 with a .35Rem case. Though they wouldn't chamber it, (bolt close), they did feed and extract/eject the case.

    However, I would chamber it for .358 (Have both a .35Rem AND a .358). I also would NOT re-bore a factory Remington barrel. E.R. Shaw will rebarrel to factory contour, and even their barrels are better than the factory offerings. Or, have a gunsmith turn down a Shilen or such.

    Any velocity level you want up to approaching the .350RemMag/.35Whelen is doable with the .358. It's simply the .35Rem on "steroids". There really isn't as much difference between the .35Rem and .358 as you would imagine. Both run out of powder space before you get drastically over pressure with appropriate powders. (ie: Acc.#2520, IMR3031).

    The .358 only holds about 3.0gr more powder and the .35Rem can be run to within ~5,000psi of the .358 with reloads. Hence, the difference between my .35Rem handloads and the .358 is the difference between 2,250fps and 2,500fps. This is with a Marlin M336 and a Browning BLR. (200gr bullets).

    The best thing about the .358 is the abundance of .308 cases to reform for reloading.

    Given the cost of .35cal bullets, I would just get a Rem. Mod-7 in 7mm08 (or .308) and call it good..... I really, really like my 7mm08. Even more after spending a year loading, shooting, and hunting with a .260Rem in a Rem. Mod-7.....

    If wanting a lever-action, go with a Marlin .338ME. Greater powder capacity (slightly), and better down range ballitics. (But has same short range "smack" on deer as the slightly larger .35cal bullets.). I prefer my .338ME to my .358BLR due to ergonomics, as well as ballistics.....
     
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    Why not the .350 Rem MAG cartridge. It kills in front and cripples behind. Pretty darn accurate up to 200yds
     
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