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I may have run this by you all once before but the memory lapses are coming more frequent.
I'm working on getting a new model 1895 in 30-06 or 270 then sending it off to a gunsmith of your recommendation to have it rebarreled to 375 Whelen.
I already have the dies and bullet molds for this caliber for use in my 375 bolt gun.
So my question is who would be a good gunsmith to send this project to.
This rifle will be cast bullet gun, since there's little to gained shooting jacketed stuff in it. Any recommendations as to barrel makers would be good also.
Jim
 

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You might want to drop a line to Alyeska338, he had a very nice Hawk cartridge conversion done on a 1895. He should be able to give you info on the outcome of his project. It is a beautiful rifle. His was larger bore than your Whelen idea, but still based on the '06 case.
 

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Another one of our members cgdavid has a 375 Hawk in the 1895 Winchester, if I'm not mistaken. Basically the Hawk is an improved version of the Whelen, though originally developed using 9.3x62 brass. I think Fred Zeglin at Z-Hat is basing his rifles off of the '06 case.

The 1895 in 270 is exactly the path I took. I sent mine off to Z-Hat for rebarreling to the 411 Hawk. His work is exceptional, as far as I can tell. I haven't had a tremendous amount of time working with mine, but have fireformed about 40 rounds so far.
 

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