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Old 01-26-2004, 09:45 PM
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i've got two .308 , a winchester model 88 , and a remington model 760 bdl gamesmaster , now i'm not interested in trading either of them as i'm very pleased with thier handling and operating characteristics . what i was thinking of doing was having the remington 760 rebarreled to .358 winchester with a short carbine barrel ( approx. 16" to 18" )

as i said above , i'm not interested in trading either of these , what are your thoughts and opinions on this rebarreling ?? and any tips or hints would be appreciated
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:05 PM
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Thats an interesting problem you have there. I have no idea how much it would cost to rebarrel a 760, but the 358 Win is a good cartridge. Thought about building one a while back myself on a Savage action but never did.
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:09 PM
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a new barrel will be about $200, chambering...another $100, bluing...another $65...reinstalling the iron sights.....$75 yes....there are cheaper barrels!!!!

If the desire is for a shorter barrel you can shorten the one you already have

If the desire is for a .358 Win...well...ask yourself what you're going to do with it that the .308 won't do?

I truly understand the wish for a short powerful pump gun especially for woods hunting....but it's going to be fairly expensive....
It's your money.....
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Old 01-27-2004, 05:11 AM
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Hi whelen36,

You could rebarrel your 760 to .358 Winchester and it would make a "dandy carbine" indeed. The .358 Winchester is a favorite of mine and a wonderfully "underated" cartridge. (I wish someone would really plant a boot in my a** for selling the one my wife and I owned......a Savage 99-.358.) But......

Another option would be to attempt to find a 760 or a 7600 chambered in .35 Remington....and have it reamed. I know Grice's Gun Shop (I am not affiliated) located in Clearfield, PA,.....recently.......had a number of these that I believe Remington did a limited run on....for a select few volumn Remington dealers. I don't know how available these still might be....but I have occasionally found 760's in gun shops chambered in .35 Remington. These simply need the chamber reamed.....and maybe switch the magazine to a .308 magazine.....that last point I'm not certain about.

And of course there are a few .35 Whelens around......somewhere? (I use to have one of those....as well.....but no longer do.[:'(] How many times can a guy do something stupid........in the same life time?)

Good luck!
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Old 01-27-2004, 02:27 PM
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I think for the money you spend you will be in love. I say this from experience as I have a 7600 that was originally in 30-06 and has been converted to .35 whelen. I had the barrel cut down so now that it is 18'' and has been ported. I get the strangest looks when I am at the range, but in the thick cover I wouldn't want to carry anything else. I just think that for the money you spend, you will definitly be in love, but for the price you might be able to find something that also fits the bill.
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Old 01-27-2004, 03:47 PM
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actually guys , i've allready got about 30 guns , including a re. 700 classic in 35 whelen , a marlin 336cs in .35 rem. , and a rem. m673 in .350 mag. my main reason for this is that i would like to add to my .35 caliber battery and didn't want to get another rifle , i also heard that the only manufacturer making .358 is browning and nobody has been able to find any as of yet.

this was also going to be my first venture into a semi-custom rifle for myself , the only other custom built rifle i've got is a 8mm-06 that i inherited from a family member that was built on a mauser 98 action
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Old 01-28-2004, 04:36 AM
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Hi again whelen36,

I see you are from Pennsylvania. I saw several Browning BLR 81's chambered in .358 Winchester at the relatively new Gander Mountain Store in Washington, PA. If you are interested you can go to any Gander Mountain....have them look it up in their system.....and if they are still available they will do an intrastore transfer.

Just for your info!

Dave

P.S. Hey....a guy can't own too many .35's!
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Old 01-28-2004, 06:14 PM
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hey akbound ,

i'm from monroe county boardering jersey , the closest gander mountain would be in scranton/wilkesbarre for me . thanks for the heads up on that


i also know about not having enough .35's , i'de love to get my hands on a .358 norma magnum as well

P.S. , do you know what the .358 blr was running for $$$ ??
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Old 01-29-2004, 07:15 AM
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Hi again whelen36,

It's been several months, (and too many events), to remember for certain. But something in the $600. ,give or take, ballpark if memory serves me correctly.

Please don't quote me on that......but for some reason that figure sticks in my mind. If nothing else log on to Gander's site....and inquire. (Or if you can find an 800 tele #.......give them a call.)

Once again.....good luck!

Dave
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Old 01-29-2004, 07:50 PM
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thanks akbound ,

i appreciate your help my friend
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