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Author Topic: 35 whelen  (Read 813 times)

Offline pa deerslayer

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35 whelen
« on: November 03, 2009, 12:35:09 PM »
a real overlooked caliber for elk.many seek the mags and this round is amazingly one of the best elk downers around.

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Re: 35 whelen
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 12:48:34 PM »
I have an old 35 Remington.  Have trouble with the firing pin, so haven't used it in years.  That does put some lead in the air though.
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Re: 35 whelen
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 01:00:42 PM »
the whelen has nearly 600 fps more velocity than the 35 rem,most 35 rems were offered in lever actions.the whelen ballistics are almost identical with the 30-06,except the whelen makes a bigger hole,better for larger game like elk.

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Re: 35 whelen
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 04:36:30 AM »
My dad hunted with and killed many whitetails with a Marlin lever gun in 35 Rem and my oldest son has been in love with the 35 as his favorite calibre since he first became interested in firearms. He really like the 35 Whelen but when Remington reintroduced their model 673 Guide Gun in 350 mag in 2003 it became his dream gun. They discontinued it in 2006 and he was really bummed but just a few weeks ago we were able to find one for sale on the net at a decent price so his dream finally became a reality. We have to get him sighted in this weekend because he wants to be able to test it out on a U.P whitetail this coming season. He is definitely going to have to crank up his Rockchucker and reload for this critter though. We just purchased two boxes of shells from Cabelas at $46+ each so reloading is going to be the way to go.  --7-8-9

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Re: 35 whelen
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009, 06:21:01 AM »
As I understand it, the .35 Whelen was developed by Col. Townsend Whelen and is a 30-06 case necked up to take a 35 cal. bullet.  I do not know if there is any change to the shoulder angle, but I do not think so.

It is very popular in the northeast for those who used 35 rem's and went to bolt action but still wanted "their 'ole reliable" 35 caliber bullet.

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Re: 35 whelen
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009, 03:02:15 PM »
The .35 whelen is simply awesome in a Remington 7600 pump. You can kill a lot of game with it including Elk and Black Bear-- I find that unless you handload finding a really really accurate load is tedious--just My opinion --09--0
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Re: 35 whelen
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 12:25:02 PM »
i got my 35 whelen barrel for my tc encore pro hunter this past spring. can't wait to try it out on deer and or bear this season.
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Re: 35 whelen
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 11:26:12 PM »
My Dad used a 35 for years . Then he gave it to me on my 16th birthday. I am still using it today.  "One shot to shoot in---one shot to kill!" was remark I have heard for many years concerning this old proven pump-action firearm.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2009, 11:30:23 PM by BBAcres »


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