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opinion on 35 Whelen

My somewhat local Cabelas has a 35 Whelen in a used 700 classic with muzzle brake and a redfield Widefield scope. I think the Whelen would be a great cartridge for some of my hunting but not sure how much this combination should be worth.

They want 850 for it right now but it has been there for awhile now as I feel is pretty overpriced.

I think 600 hundred would be about right as theres no telling if the scope is good or not. I'm not sure if the brake is worth the extra money as I don't know how much recoil this one puts out.

I do like that this is an older Remington as I have not been to impressed with some of the new ones lately.

What do you guys think?

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If you go to gunbroker.com

If you go to gunbroker.com and check out the prices for a Remington 700 classic along with other rifles in 35 Whelen that price is about in line with what you can find there.  Add the scope and muzzle brake and they just may get the $850.00 that they are asking for it.  I haven't been into that Cabela's since last summer but did you see is they would come down any?  Or if you have another scope ask the to take the scope off and sell the rifle that way.  I haven't followed the Redfield line of scopes but I remember them offering that one way back into the 70's.  Also is the rifle a factory 35 Whelen or is it a custom model since the caliber didn't come out in a factory chambering until 1987 if I remember right.   

As far as the caliber it would be a neat one to own.  But knowing me I would have to have the chamber reamed out to the 35 Whelen Ackley improved just to get a little bit more get up and go out of the round

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I believe it is the classic

I believe it is the classic that did come oput in 87. I also have a classic model in .220 swift that I think was in 92. Not sure though. I did not try to deal on it but have heard they do not give much. I had just bought my laminated Tikka .270wsm so I figured I better not try.

I don't need this gun at all but am starting to think I just gotta have it. The scope does look very old by the way but the rings and mounts are Burris.

It's on the Cabelas website in the grand junction gun room or just search 35 whelen in tne gun room.

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Okay well never mind as I

Okay well never mind as I just went and looked on the Cabelas website and now it shows the gun is for sale in Pennsylvania. I held this gun in my hand just 4 weeks ago. Never crossed my mind they shipped them to other stores.

Saved by the bell on that one.

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who knew?

I had no idea that they did that either.  I guess that means that they can bring one in for you from another store though!  So that is good news

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Just FYI, I've owned a

Just FYI, I've owned a Redfield Tracker for over 15 years and have NEVER had any issues with it.  In fact, compared to my Burris, I believe it is very comparable with field of view and reliability.  It's never fogged over on me whether hunting back early mornings back East (South Carolina, Maryland & NY) or when hunting out west in Wyoming or Colorado.  Great scope if you come across another.

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I previously owned a Rem 700

I previously owned a Rem 700 Classic in 35 Whelen. It was a very accurate rifle and deadly on game. I think the 35 Whelen is a great all a round cartridge for North American game. Perhaps a little bit of over kill on whitetails but the ones I shot never went anywhere. I believe the price that you mentioned is a fair price for the combo you described.

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