New here because everytime I search the web for answers to my latest 35 Whelen questions this forum shows up.
I have to have a 35 Whelen but haven't found what I want in a production gun and have been told an '06 (or even a 270) can be converted. What must be done to an '06 to make it a 35?
I've been told that a smith with the right stuff can ream the chamber and rebore the existing barrel but was recently told that you have to rebarreled entirely. Which is true?
If the existing '06 barrel can be converted my preference would be either a Rem. 700 ADL or Rem. 721. Can anybody recommend one over the other? Is the 24" barrel on the 721 any advantage/disadvantage over the 22" 700? I'm not familiar with the differences in the two actions so should that be a factor in my choice as well? Anything else I need to consider?
Thanks for your time, Dave.