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    35 whelen

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to round out the cabinet, and want something with some jam. I've been looking for a nice used .444 or 45-70 guide gun, but they don't come up to often around here and When they do, they're pricey.

    I found a sweet deal on a Remington 750 carbine in 35 Whelen. It's new, beautiful wood, and comes with leupold base and rings. $500

    What do ya think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice man View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm looking to round out the cabinet, and want something with some jam. I've been looking for a nice used .444 or 45-70 guide gun, but they don't come up to often around here and When they do, they're pricey.

    I found a sweet deal on a Remington 750 carbine in 35 Whelen. It's new, beautiful wood, and comes with leupold base and rings. $500

    What do ya think?
    I have one I got about 2 years ago. I was (am) surprised at the build quality, which is excellent, knowing where it came from. The metal finish is excellent as is the wood. Nice semi-soft recoil pad and mine is very accurate, shooting sub MOA with 225gr Sierra SPBT loads from HSM with a 1-4X scope. I have a couple other Buddies who also own same rifle and theirs are all accurate as well; one uses the 200gr Hornady Superformance and the other 250gr NP load done by Nosler. Looking at the velocity claimed for the SF 200gr from Hornady, out of the 18.5" Carbine it is still faster than the older Remington 200gr CL load at a claimed 2675 FPS. I say, Grab it!!
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    I had one last year (or year & half) anyhow, it was a shooter! I only sold it because I hunt more with my Mod 700 Classic Whelen (reamed to Ackley) I spent a few years "fighting" with a Mod 742 '06 , back in the early '70s, as it was a jammer and only mediocre in accuracy, and the Mod 750 was a revelation! Super reliable and accurate as any bolt gun I've ever had! You can't go wrong with it! I suggest a low powered scope ( Weaver 1x3 type for woods or 3x9 or bigger if stand shooting of course) and have at it!
    A good thumper load would be the DoubleTap ammo using the 310 Woodleigh! Any good 250 is awesome though, especially the roundnose bullets. Good luck to you.
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    Thanks for the replies!, looks like I need to swing by that shop again...
    Never hunted with a semi auto before (other than a .22) the 750 seems to have good reviews.
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    Got one, it's an awesome rifle. Even better with the Timney trigger fix installed. Preferred load is 200gr TSX bullets at 2500fps -

    Remington 750 carbine with Leupold Mark AR 1.5x4 scope
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice man View Post
    Thanks for the replies!, looks like I need to swing by that shop again...
    Never hunted with a semi auto before (other than a .22) the 750 seems to have good reviews.
    Eehhh, go for it. I can't speak to the 750 but hunted with a 7400 in .30-06 for years and never a jam. They are pretty dam smooth shooters too. I've got a 7600 in .35 Whelen and recoil isn't bad if you shoot 200 grainers but jumping up to 225's or 250's provides for some stout recoil. I don't think excessible if you are hunting but if you go to the range with a box of 225 gr, you'll feel it the next day. Factory ammo for that baby is skyrocketing though so I hope you reload!

    I like the .35 Whelen in those configurations - great timber guns and great for moose/elk/bear - I wouldn't sell the one I have.
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