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QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby RT8 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:08 pm

Had my mind made up to get the Handi in 444Marlin. With the recent changes in the "primitive" weapons season (35 caliber now being legal), I was doing some research on the 35 Whelen for a friend and his Encore. Then I discovered that NEF/H&R makes/made the Handi in 35 Whelen (its not on their website, but the model number is SB2-135, I THINK I have a source for them, but I'm not going to divulge it until/if I get myself one! :nono: ).

Link to ballistics comparison:
http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/ballistics/comparative_ballistics_results.aspx?data=R35R2*R35WH1*R35WH3*R444M
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby goldenhunter » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:43 pm

Looks like a 300 yard "primitive" weapon. Go for it. Show us pictures when you get it.
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby tombstone » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:43 pm

ain't gonna talk yo out of it for sure,
I need to know when you order it and how much it is. I may get one too ;)
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby RT8 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:49 pm

tombstone wrote:ain't gonna talk yo out of it for sure,
I need to know when you order it and how much it is. I may get one too ;)


Some fat lot of help you guys are. :roll:

I plan on stopping in today to check on it. If I'm successful in getting it orderred, I'll post a link to it tonight/tomorrow. It will look like the 444 (no sights, raised comb, wood/blue), but I'll probably order the laminated thumbhole from H&R after I get it.
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby RT8 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:23 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product. ... id=4665478

They can't get them anymore. They just haven't updated their website.
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby RSB » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:49 pm

Thats to bad I was gone to say,
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby BigRic » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:06 pm

I'll never talk anyone out of buying a gun.... go for it... :W:
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby goldenhunter » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:30 pm

so your secret source was walmart?
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby RT8 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:45 am

goldenhunter wrote:so your secret source was walmart?


Something like that. I had read somewhere that the Whelen was a special order item available to Walmart (Ruger has a special 10-22 "version" that falls into that category, and I'm not talking about the regular 10-22 carbine). Someone gave me the H&R model number for the Whelen (SB2-135) and I googled it. Just so happened that a link to Walmart came up near the top. Unfortunately, it is NOT a Walmart-only special order item...and Sports South (walmart's supplier) doesn't have any and can't get them. :bash: :bash:
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby brewer03 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:48 am

cant or wont???
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby outdoorswoman » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:02 am

how ironic ... Mr. Walmart himself can't get what he needs from his own store

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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby RT8 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:28 am

brewer03 wrote:cant or wont???


CAN'T. The girl behind the counter looked it up in the "Walmart special order catalog" (?) and then called Sports South with me standing there. Sports South salesman said "they don't make those anymore". Someone on GBO said they only made one batch of them, and that was in '06.



outdoorswoman wrote:how ironic ... Mr. Walmart himself can't get what he needs from his own store

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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby tombstone » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:47 am

I can't believe you let her get the wal marts in the settlement. I guess she got the learjet too??????
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Re: QUICK! Somebody talk me out of buying a Handi in 35Whelen

Postby RT8 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:27 am

tombstone wrote:I can't believe you let her get the wal marts in the settlement. I guess she got the learjet too??????


no, no, no, she only got that one store, not all 3 of them. Man, that would have been tragic!
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