7600 project - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
.257's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: 2A/2H-2G
Posts: 1,011
Back To Top
7600 project

I have a 7600 in .270 I would like to turn into a .35 Whelen has anyone done this?? Id like it to be carbine length so whats my better option have a gunsmith cut it down and rebarrel it or try and find barrel already chambered in .35 Whelen and have it cut down.....Also does anyone know what it might cost to have it to have the gun cerakoted??
.257 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 04:36 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cambria Co.
Posts: 1,853
Back To Top
Re: 7600 project

I think you can scratch reboring the barrel off the list, you might be able to find a barrel on eBay or somewhere but it would take awhile....you might be able to buy one from Remington as a replacement barrel but nothing would be easy ...might be easier to bid on one on gunbroker, scourer yard sale and estate sales.that's a tough cartridge to find. You could buy yourself the kit and do your own.
6-DASHER is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
.257's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: 2A/2H-2G
Posts: 1,011
Back To Top
Re: 7600 project

Why don't you think it can be rebored?? .270 and the .35 are both based off of the .30-06 so it would just neeed to be re rifled or is the overall barrel too thin to do that?
.257 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 05:38 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Retired_Rusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley
Posts: 4,761
Back To Top
Re: 7600 project

.270, .280, .25-06,.30-06 and .35 Whelen are all the same barrel, chamber, and mag, with different bores. Check the newer mags and all the calibers are stamped on it. All these are designed off of the -06 Springfield cartridge. Here is a past thread on here, and lists a shop that does it all the time.

https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbt...66679&page=all

“There is Truth in the Old Saying, That if you make yourself a Sheep, the Wolves will eat you.”
Benjamin Franklin, 1773
Retired_Rusty is online now  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 06:37 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cambria Co.
Posts: 1,853
Back To Top
Re: 7600 project

Agree no bolt face work would be needed since there all based on the same head size but I find it hard to believe that you could get it rechambered, and the barrel rebored/rerifled for the only price I saw $250.00, I would think the .40 cal Whelan would be interesting for driving deer and bear in mt laurel..a big banger indeed
6-DASHER is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 07:01 PM
dce
Sage
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: dubois
Posts: 20,715
Back To Top
Re: 7600 project

I'm no gunsmith but a few years ago,I was at grices when they had a limited run of 7600's in .35 rem.I told the one guy that I'd buy one in a heartbeat if they came in .358 win.He said that they sold several to some guys in Michigan or Wisconsin that had a gunsmith up there who was rechambering the .35 rems to .358 win.I have no idea who it was.
dce is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 08:26 PM
Regular Member
 
triggercreep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Lebanon county PA
Posts: 1,672
Back To Top
Re: 7600 project

JES reboring will bore out your rifle for a reasonable price.

"A 30-30 is all you need. If you use a 30-06 you'll just hit a tree" -My Grandpa
triggercreep is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 09:09 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: PA
Posts: 12,793
Back To Top
Re: 7600 project

Hmm. Now my wheels are turning lol...


Anyone have or ever seen one done to 400 Whelen??


I didn't think the barrel wall was thick enough...even my 35 Whelen is a bit skinny...



I wanna find a cheap one to turn into a project....a small light weight hammer...
mauser06 is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 10:07 PM
Regular Member
 
triggercreep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Lebanon county PA
Posts: 1,672
Back To Top
Re: 7600 project

Townsend Whelen first developed the .400 Whelen. He said it just wasn't practical because of the hassles that come with that tiny shoulder. He said he felt the .35 Whelen which was named in his honor was a better cartridge. Some reloaders have even had trouble with that shoulder though. I think I'd do .338-06 but I'm not the one building a rifle.

"A 30-30 is all you need. If you use a 30-06 you'll just hit a tree" -My Grandpa
triggercreep is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
.257's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: 2A/2H-2G
Posts: 1,011
Back To Top
Re: 7600 project

I'm going to look into this more I'll give an update when it's done
.257 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome