jp, Isnt the 9.3x62 pretty close the the 35 Whalen? He could just rebarrel his current 30-06 if that is the case or rebarrel to the 9.3. I believe the 358 Norma Mag would also fit the 06 action. Of coure he just might want another gun.
9.3x57 is close to .35 Whelen, 9.3x62 is a whole new ballgame.
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