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    Want a 35 Whelen.. rebarrel questions for a newb


    Hello! I've been reading and still have some specific questions on rebarreling to a 35 whelen.

    1. Donor gun.. does it have to be a 110 if I use an er shaw kit (if I can find one) or will one of the axis work? On their site it says they don't offer fitment for axis rifles but doesn't say anything about whether their kits will work on one.

    2. Can it be any long action caliber? .270, 30/06 etc..?

    3. If I get a hold of said kit,is it just the barrel swap, check with the gages and im done? Any modification to the bolt, magazine etc..? Or swap the barrel and go shooting?

    Here in iowa we're a straight wall only state but they allow a .35 whelen for whatever reason. I wanted something that I can keep light weight and still hammer deer hard with a good blood trail and that kept leading me back to the .35 whelen.. I've owned a .450 bushmaster and wasn't a fan.

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    The Axis will work. Both the 110 & Axis share the same barrel, the barrel nut & bolt head. Yes, any long action will work. You will need a bolt head for 30-06 cartridge as the 35 Whelen uses the 30-06 as parant case.
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    Be sure that the barrel has a small shank. The Axis uses a small shank barrel and the 110 could use a small or large shank depending on the year it was manufactured and the caliber it was chambered in. At least thatís what is in the FAQ section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hoback View Post
    The Axis will work. Both the 110 & Axis share the same barrel, the barrel nut & bolt head. Yes, any long action will work. You will need a bolt head for 30-06 cartridge as the 35 Whelen uses the 30-06 as parant case.
    Should be able to use it from a 270 or a 25/06 as well, shouldn't i?

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    Yes

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    Yes, of course. Here is an extensive list.

    Long actions with a bolt face .DIA of .470 +/-
    220 Swift
    6mm Remington
    240 Weatherby Mag
    257 Roberts
    25-06 Remington
    6.5x55 Swedish
    270 Winchester
    7x57 Mauser
    7x64 Brenneke
    280 Remington
    30/06 Springfield
    8mm Mauser
    338/06 A Square
    35 Whelen
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    Ok last question... I thought I read something about magazine modification or something around those lines with the axis,is this true? Any other mods on the axis in particular besides a barrel swap?

    Outside of that with the 110 or axis,will the factor magazine work for .35 whelen?

    Lastly, will those barrel kits work on a 111 or just the 110 and the axis? Just searching for a donor rifle

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    With the Axis/Edge, it depends on if you start with a Short or Long Action. The Axis/Edge is the same Action no matter short or long. The only difference is the magazine & trigger guard. If you start with a Long caliber, you are GTG. If you get a short Action, you must change the magazine & trigger guard.

    Yes, it will work on the 111. The Savage 110-116 are ALL the 110 Action. They just have different features; barrels, mag setups, etc.
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    If they allow a 35 Whelen they may allow the 358 Winchester. Just another option.
    Although the Whelen gives you another 200 fps across the board. Find a 111 and
    give NSS a call.
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    I thought the Axis short action stock mag well was shorter than the long action Axis stock.

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    Yes, sorry.. I was talking about the Action only. The stocks are different obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuj' View Post
    If they allow a 35 Whelen they may allow the 358 Winchester. Just another option.
    Although the Whelen gives you another 200 fps across the board. Find a 111 and
    give NSS a call.
    Who is NSS?

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    Another question since 358 winchester is legal... what would it take to swap say a 308, 243, etc... to 358 winchester? I'm assuming 358 is short action? Just a barrel swap?

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    Yessir... Barrel swap is all that is required for this one. 308 IS the parent case.
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