Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

affordable 35 whelen rifles?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dallssheep, Nov 19, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. dallssheep

    dallssheep Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    54
    Are there any? The only ones i see on gunbroker are the remington 7400s and such and in my experience, i want something thats a little better quality.


    Is there a place to buy affordable rifles in this caliber? I would love to have a lever action 35 whalen if possible.
     
  2. eldon519

    eldon519 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2005
    Messages:
    2,449
    Location:
    Georgia
    They make Remington 700 CDLs currently, and they used to make Ruger M77s.
     
  3. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    9,901
    The cheapest route would to find a used Savage in 30-06, 270 etc. and buy a replacement barrel.
     
  4. desidog

    desidog Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,302
    I'd say cruising the "used" racks....
     
  5. RPRNY

    RPRNY Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,586
    Location:
    Front Range, CO
  6. CraigC
    • Contributing Member

    CraigC Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    14,284
    Location:
    West Tennessee
    I always thought they should make the new Winchester 1895's in .35Whelen, as a tribute to the obsolete .35Winchester that the originals chambered. It would be real easy to have a .270 or .30/06 rebarrelled but probably not what anyone would consider "affordable". ;)
     
  7. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    801
    Location:
    Seattle area, Washington state
    35 Whelen

    check Gunbroker.com there is a 98 Mauser rebarreled and sportered in 35 Whelen for $425, ...that seems affordable. There are plenty of others as well.
     
  8. RPRNY

    RPRNY Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,586
    Location:
    Front Range, CO
  9. hq

    hq Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,025
    Location:
    Finland
    I'm in the process of rebarreling my vintage Winchester 1895 to 9.3x62, which is very close to .35 Whelen in all aspects. The gun was $200, it'll take another $250 for the barrel, installed, and $100 for having the bolt (face) hardened to withstand higher pressure of the cartridge.

    It could use better sights (Lyman repro?), re-bluing and nicer furniture, but I want to keep it cheap and functional at this point.

    Food for thought...
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page