I am looking at getting a Remington carbine in 35 Whelen for hog hunting. I know there are lots of other calibers that will work; however, I have most of them and no 35 calibers. My question is, is it worth it to convert Lapua 30-06 brass to 35 Whelen? I am not going to be running high pressure loads as the rifle will be semi-auto. I will not be leaving brass in the woods so loss is not a concern. I have been looking at one of the following scenarios: 358 Win in BLR 35 Whelen in Rem 7400(?) semi-auto 375 Win in Model 94 - or similar in Marling Guide gun To me, the 35 Whelen seems to be the most fun rifle; however, I don't know how the semi-auto action will treat the brass. I know I could use 308 LC or Lapua brass and neck up to 358 and never wear out a case. I want to have some serious thump without breaking the bank, i.e. no black rifles . The rifle will wear some form of a red dot scope with quick disconnects. More often than not, it will wear a red light for night hunting too. Your thoughts are sought!