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35 Rem tomato stake barrel

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:24 am
by uhjohnson
I have a 35 Rem barrel that is too crusted to shoot, is it possible to rechamber it to another caliber that won't tear up the gun. What I had in mind was opening the 35 to a .375 and keep the loads reduced to just cycle the action. After I opened it, it reminded me of the 35 Herrett with a very small shoulder to headspace on, I don't know if I would need more shoulder for a semiauto. Is there a caliber that someone has opened the 35 to. The cartridge on the left is the 35 Herrett made from a 30-30 case (notice the little shoulder to headspace on) and on the right is the 35 Rem opened to a 375. I am hoping to give one more life to this barrel
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Re: 35 Rem tomato stake barrel

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:59 pm
by Missionary
I would give JES Reboring a call.
I have had several rifles rebored by him and he will tell you up front if it is possible and safe.
But to me your groove diameter is .358. A caliber 375 has roughly that groove so it would give you about a rifling depth of .007 which is plenty even with cast slugs.
You could use the same loads all manuals list using the same bullet weights.

Re: 35 Rem tomato stake barrel

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:26 pm
by Missionary
Had to look up the info...
Jes Reboring is 541-942-1342 Call is best. You will get his phone. Leave your phone # and he will call you back.
His turn around is about 3 weeks. His prices include shipping back to your address. His work is as good as any I have seen. No I do not get any commission. I wish Ihad stock in his outfit... we have at least 8. Biggest is a 50-100and a 50 Alaskan. Smallest are numerous 38-55's and a couple 375 Winchesters.