7600 35 Whelen Carbine Stock Swap

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Got the other stocks today and put everything together. Went together real easy and fit was perfect. A little oil, into gun socks and into the safe they go.

Also, made an unexpected purchase of a 760,308 with a Japanese Tasco 3x9 in very nice condition. Couldn't pass it up. Came with 2 clips and 4 boxes of Corlokts for $250.;)

Those are beautiful. I had an absolutely mint 1988 7600 in 35 Whelen. I bought it from the original owner with an 1988 box of 35 whelen Core-Lokts, that had 9 bullets missing. He bought it to hunt Maine, but never went.

I shot 3 bucks with it, but I never clicked with the gun. I sold it and bought a guide gun. I like my guide gun better but boy do I regret selling that Whelen.
 

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Those are beautiful. I had an absolutely mint 1988 7600 in 35 Whelen. I bought it from the original owner with an 1988 box of 35 whelen Core-Lokts, that had 9 bullets missing. He bought it to hunt Maine, but never went.

I shot 3 bucks with it, but I never clicked with the gun. I sold it and bought a guide gun. I like my guide gun better but boy do I regret selling that Whelen.
Thanks I’m pretty happy with them. I have two of those older ones. One has been my main gun for quite a few years . Yes they have increased in value nicely.
 

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Now that it looks like the Bear claws are no longer. Any thoughts on trying anything else? Even though Im sure you have a stock pile to get through first. I'm trying to decide what to shoot through mine. I was leaning towards the 200gr Barnes.
 

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Now that it looks like the Bear claws are no longer. Any thoughts on trying anything else? Even though Im sure you have a stock pile to get through first. I'm trying to decide what to shoot through mine. I was leaning towards the 200gr Barnes.
I shot the Corelokts and had good success with deer and moose. The Federals and Barnes are a tougher, deeper penetrating bullets. Probably overkill most of the time, but nice to have if shooting tail to nose or shoulder shooting a big moose.:D
 
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I’ll be using the Federal trophy bonded for elk. Spin off of the bear claw.
 

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Federal Trophy Bonded Bear Claw 225 grain. I have also used the Rem Corlokt 200 and 250's. POI is pretty close on all three.

Thanks for the info. I am stunned that the POI is close with a 50 grain difference in bullet weight. What distance are you talking about here?

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Thanks for the info. Right not much difference. I wouldn't have expected that.

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Ordered a stock set from Remington today. Hope I got all the parts. The guy was super helpful and it was a cinch to spend some money to replace the plastic ones.

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It's a new 35 Whelan. Picked it up this past weekend.
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Gun shop in NH via one in Pa.. Got a good deal on it. Yes a carbine. Spitting image of your three.
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New stock on the gun and it is a spitting image of your three.

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Right...easy. Two Philips screws, one slotted screw and one slotted screw bolt. 10 minute change out. Glad you posted this because I wanted the gun in wood.

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Noticed on Big Woods Bucks FB, a former 7600 BWB limited edition .30-06 carbine up for sale, it then said sold but to stand-by....35 Whelen coming, stand-by for details. Wonder if another limited BWB run of carbines in .35 Whelen or a one-off a BWB team member is selling. Longbow, did you happen to hear?
 




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