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i found a used remington 700 custom shop in .35 whelen.it has a bushnell elete 4-10(?)lighted reticle scope on it.they want 659.00 for it.guess it was only shot one box thru it,the guy needed money for a new baby.what is these remington custom jobs worth?i could not find it on the web site,so i figgured to try here! :eek:
oh it is stainless steel 24"barrel with a fox river brake on it,synthedic stock.
also can this be rechambered to the ackley version by running a reamer in,on the same barrel?
 

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35 Whelen

The Classic's were only blue & wood. The Custom Shop stocks usually do not have pressed chedkering and are greenish in color. You could always check with Remington with the serial number. This is a great cartridge. I agree the scope is a little large but you use what you have. If it is a Custom Shop gun it's a steal at $650. I hope you can work something out . I am also from Pennsylvania an the 35 works well!!!! Good Luck Tim50
 

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I'm a little skeptical if it truly is a Remington Custom Shop Gun. :? Remington currently offers a custom gun in .35 Whelen, but it doesn't have a stainless barrel. I don't think Remington, custom shop or not, ever offered the Whelen with a stainless barrel.

Before you buy it, I'd check with Remington first and found out the story first.

Zachary
 

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.35 whelen

i went and bought a browning a-bolt in .300 win mag instead.but i am going to check on this rifle,it's got my intrest up.it isn't a run of the mill remington,but it has all the remington proof marks on the barrel.time will tell!
 

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This is a reply to the gentleman looking at the Remington "custom shop"
35 Whelen. Several Remington variations come from the custom shop.
They are indicated as such in the ordinary remington cataloge which you should find at any gunshop. The prices new are in the catalog. You cannot specify anything with this type rifle, it is supplied as indicated in the catalogue.

You may also contact the Remington Custom shop through your dealer or by calling the number furnished on some of the catalogs. You can specify anything your heart desires. Exotic wood, caliber, engraving etc. It is very expensive, all hand labor by professionals. You must pay the full retail for the ordinary rifle you are having customized first, they they bill you for the rest. you will get a written estimate. For example, somewhat upgraded wood, rust blue, no engraving, tuned trigger and smoothed up bolt ways, a common caliber will run you $2000, or more. They get an arm and a leg for real custom work.

You can also get customized shotguns and 40-X target rifles. All 40-X's are done in the custom shop, but if you want one different from the base model in the cataloge, one that is truly customized just for you, its extra. ALL, no exceptions, ALL such, non cataloge, custom models have a large "C" impressed into the outside of the left receiver rail. If there is no C, it was not custom and the seller is bull-------you. You probably have a re-bored or rebarreled ordinary rifle. Remington did make their pump for a number of years, and their Classic model in 35 Whelen. Neither was stainless. What does the barrel say as to caliber. Is it of Remington make. If so, does the caliber number look original or polished out and re-marked, thus indicating it was rebored.

Your rifle is probably worth what a common 30-06 in similar condition would bring. Somebody had to pay to re-bore or re-barrel but you still just have an ordinary remington in a somewhat different caliber. Also, such changes just dont bring increase value, sort of like selling your car after repainting an already good condition paint job red to blue. You had to pay for a new paint job, but it does not bring more money, its still a Chevrolet, its just a different color. Hope this helps and does not disappoint you. By the way, I killed a moose in Sasketchawan Canada last november with a 35 Whelen with great success, it turned him ass end over tea kettle at 120 yards. never took a step after being hit and this is tough with moose. Used Federal Premium 225 grain Trophy Bonded.

By the way, I am looking for a Ruger Express or vintage Belgian Browning Safari grade rifle in 30-06 or 270 to change into 35 Whelen.
If anyone has one they want to sell, REASONABLY PRICED, send me a couple of e-photos with price. Thanks to all.
 

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For a custom shop rifle, that seems like a fair price, but unless it is exactly what you are looking for, you might consider passing.

As to having an ackley improved chamber cut, the barrel has to be set back one thread, then the chamber cut.

As a former 35 whelen ackley shooter, I consider re-chambering a waste of $. You will gain maybe 50 fps over the std whelen, any more then that, and it's due to high pressures, not some ackley magic. To gain that 50 fps you will have to go to the time and expense of fire forming cases.

If you want more then a 35 whelen, then get more, get a 358 Norma mag or if you want some serious 35 sting, the 358 Shooting Times Alaskan (STA).

I ended up re-chambering to a 350 Rigby, but wouldn't recomend going that route either.
 
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