Originally Posted by cappaletti
I am wanting to build a .35 Whelen from a Mauser action. Just wanted to know if anyone knows of a 100% reputable dealer that sells them. If I have to I'll take a barreled action or the whole rifle but would prefer just the action.
Why not just buy a Savage 110 long action. They are cheap, proven, strong, extremely accurate, and highly conducive to home builds. If you were looking for a complete rifle, I have an old model J series 110 with detachable mag, in 7mm rem mag. Excellent condition with pristine bore. Beautiful walnut stock. I'll sell it for $500. Grab an OughtSix bolt head and you're in business. The trigger breaks like glass at around 2 pounds. 1 to 1.25 inch groups at 100yds common. Better than that on a good day. Then sell the barrel, stock, and other remaining parts piece meal to recoup investment.