Bought a Pre64 M70 35 Rem Today

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by nitrousmudbogger, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. nitrousmudbogger

    nitrousmudbogger Well-Known Member

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    I got a screeming good deal.Its a pre war in 35 rem which there were only 400 ever made in that caliber. Got it for $350 at the gun show! Guy was carrying it around and I was walking around and kept thinking I should see what it was. Glad I did.
    The Bad: someone magna ported the barrel! Damn it! They also rechambered it to 35 Whalen and put a pad on the stock. Oh well cant beat the price for the action anyways:D
     
  2. hemiscrub

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    can't argue with it for 350. to bad someone butchered it. hows the stock? whats your plans for it?

    will

    gotta ask whats a .234?
     

  3. nitrousmudbogger

    nitrousmudbogger Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what Im gonna do with it. Maybe shoot it once and see what happens from there.
    .234 is a 6mm rem necked down to a .234 caliber
     
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    what kinda weight are the 234's in? i always thought a 35 whelen would be a fun cartridge. either or you still got a pre 64 for 350 bucks, win win situation in my eyes.

    will
     
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    nitrousmudbogger Well-Known Member

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    We typically have done 70 grainers in the 234. My dad had berger make some jackets and we filled them with the lead and crimped the nose. I am thinking more and more of lathe turning some in various sizes as it would be much easier to do than jacketed bullets.
    I will take pics of the group of the 35 whalen when I make it to the range. Im guessing its going to be terrible because of the magnaporting.
     
  6. hemiscrub

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    hey nitro did you ever make it to the range with the 35 whelen?
     
  7. nitrousmudbogger

    nitrousmudbogger Well-Known Member

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    No I havent been to the range in a while. Maybe next week, got a bunch of stuff to test fire and Im really curious to shoot the thing