Ok, so I want a light weight, quick handling rifle built in in 35 whelen. This will be my new bear gun. It needs to be light because we put mile after mile on doing drives. It needs to be short and quick handling because of what we drive. Here's where I'm at: I have my grandfather's Czech mauser action rifle in .30/06 or I have one of two pre 64 model 70 Winnies (one standard .270, one featherweight .30/06) to use as a donor action. I've never owned a .35 whelen before. Is this a caliber that can perform well in a short barrel rifle? I don't need sub zero accuracy because after all, its going to be a hunting rifle. What do you guys suggest.