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Old 12-09-2002, 05:46 AM
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Default Head Space Info Needed

I have deceided to go it myself in the rebarreling of my 30-06 Mauser to a 35 Whelen. E-bay has been kind to me and I have found all the gun parts I need there. Custom forged bolt for scope clearence, need trigger guard (mine was pitted up pretty bad) new fully adjustable trigger w/integral safety. Now for the real work, I have ordered a finish reamer and picked up a modified 35 Whelen shell from Cabelas for the chamber work. The question I have is, can the 30-06 go-no go gauges be used to get a accurate head space measurement. One gunsmith told me that would be ok, but this is also the same guy who told me to stick a piece of tape on the butt of the bullet (about 3k) and the bolt should not close. I have a friend with a set of 06 gauges I can use so will be able to keep the cost down. What do you guys think?

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Old 12-09-2002, 07:06 AM
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It is my understanding that headspace measurements for the .30/'06, .270 Winchester, and .35 Whelen are exactly the same........

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Old 12-09-2002, 10:36 AM
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As long as you understand all that is involved in what your doing you'll be ok.
Just make sure the gauges you use are the correct ones for the job.

Eldeguello is right since the '06 is the parent cartridge for the other 2.
I looked in Brownell's catalog and the stock numbers are the same for the .35Whelen and the '06.

Hope everything turns out ok for you.

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