So happy I have to share...

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Wambli, May 27, 2011.

  1. Wambli

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    I put this baby together earlier this year. It is a Remington 700 action and factory barrel in .35 Whelen. Did the finish myself and bedded it into an HS Precision stock. Rings are Talley one piece aluminum and the scope is a Leupold VX-III 1.75-6x32. Weighs in at a trim 7.5 lbs.
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    Whenever you put a rifle together there is always that nagging feeling in the back of your head... Will it shoot?
    Well today the trip to the range proved that it will. Took 4 shots to get it sighted in and this is the first group I shoot out of the gun. Ignore the .223 hole to the right of the group I shot at the wrong dot later on. Anyway that is a 1" dot on the picture and the group was shot with factory Remington 200 Gr. PSP Core-Lokt ammo. I like this gun!!!:D
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  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Nice stick Wambli.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Well done and a very nice rifle Wambli!

    Congrats.

    JD
     
  4. Wambli

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    Thanks gentlemen! Love it when a plan comes together:D
     
  5. wmille01

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    nice boom boom stick! =)
     
  6. CA357

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    Good shooting, good caliber and a very nicely done rifle. :cool:
     
  7. Wambli

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    Thanks wmille01!
     
  8. Wambli

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    Thanks CA357! I had a .35 Whelen years ago and I loved the gun but I lost it in the financial cataclism that normally follows a divorce. I figured it was time to put one together to my specs and it did not dissapoint me. Now I can't wait for bear season in September.
     
  9. lonyaeger

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    Really nice rifle. Well done!
     
  10. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Excellent! Congratulations Wambli. ;) Is that bolt Jewelled? Did you do that or have it done?
     
  11. Wambli

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    Thanks! Labor of love... :D
     
  12. Wambli

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    Yes it is. It was like that originally. The guns started life as Remington 700 Classic made in the 80's. I really just bought it for the action for a REALLY good deal on Gunbroker. Thank God a lot of folks do not even know what a 35 Whelen is. It turned out that the guy was a local FFL so I just drove to his house and picked it up. It was nicely blued but with some dings and a little wear on the blueing so a collectible it was not which was fine by me. The rifling was pristine.

    I took the walnut stock that it came in and sold in GB for a nice sum so the Barreled action cost me less that the price of a new Rem 700 action off Brownells. I picked up the HS Precision stock out of the Bargain Cave at my local Cabelas also for a song because it had some very easily fixed dings. A little epoxy and Alumahyde paint and we were looking new.

    My plans was to put it together and shoot it and if it shot well I would keep it as is (which obviously I'm going to). If it didn't I was going to have it rebarreled for the same .35 Whelen round with a nice high end barrel and start from there.

    Looks like I won't have to mess with it anymore...
     
  13. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sweet. It came together well because you knew what you wanted and what you were doing. Congratulations again.
     
  14. stalkingbear

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    Nice rifle! I'm going to build a matching pair for me & a bud. I LOVE the 35 Whwlen for close range work. It drops them quick & you can eat right up to the bullet hole. Again, NICE rifle & great work!
     
  15. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Wambli,It looks like you have a winner there.

    Good looking rifle.
     
  16. Wambli

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    Thank your sir.
     
  17. Wambli

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    Ain't that the truth! Love the big holes specially in thick stuff, there is no doubt where the blood trtail is and they don't go far.

    Thanks, looking forward to seeing yours when they are done. I'm a sucker for gun porn :D
     
  18. bullethole

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    Im new here,and it makes me happy to see that someone is happy with their rifle,congratulations on the success of your very nice looking gun!
     
  19. Wambli

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    Welcome and thank you!