:-D Well they didn't have any more than the one I got. :-D
Now comes the fun of shooting this new rifle. The scope I put on it is a Simmons 3x9x32 that came with a 30-06 Winchester mod 70 years ago, just saved it for something else. It is not what I want to be using all the time but will work for now. It should hold up to the recoil.
I also put a Harris Bi-pod on as well.
Beautiful rifle, laminated stock cinnamon brown with recoil pad. Just never have owned a 35 Whelen rifle before and had heard that they are real good shooters with great knock-down :twisted:
I also like the fact that other barrels can be purchased thru H&R 1871 for this rifle. 25-06, 223 Bull Barrel, .308 Cal, Oh the list goes on.
...but I have certainly done some drooling over the ballistics and re-loading charts. A knecked-out 30-06...but yet, outperforms the 30-06 in every way. And an easy conversion on a 1917 Remington. I have two of those and have gone back and forth about re-chambering one to this cartridge.
:grin: I have been grinning about the very thought of how this will do. I think it will show a nice place along with my 45-70, 45-90 rifles as well. And when I found this in a single shot rifle I was very pleased.
The 35 Whelen was sitting in a pawn shop. I asked the guy how they got it and as I figured some guy didn't pay his intrest after 2 mo. So it went on the shelf, and had only been sitting there a couple of days
So I got real lucky with this one. And the added bonus is that it is a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Commorative Edition. Only 2000 of them were made and this one is a low number. And from what I understand they aint making any more of these up.
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