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Old 03-24-2010, 11:33 PM   #11
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I have found a nice rifle. It is the remington 700 cdl in 35 whelen, I like the look of the blued barrel and walnut stock. I think it would make a nice rifle for both bear and elk. It is a bit pricey but I don't want to cheap out. Do you guys have any other rifles that come in the 35 whelen? On another note, I was also looking at the 350 remington mag, does anyone have any experience with these?
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I have found a nice rifle. It is the remington 700 cdl in 35 whelen, I like the look of the blued barrel and walnut stock. I think it would make a nice rifle for both bear and elk. It is a bit pricey but I don't want to cheap out. Do you guys have any other rifles that come in the 35 whelen? On another note, I was also looking at the 350 remington mag, does anyone have any experience with these?

Just consider the 350 as the ballistic equivalent of the Whelen. You won't be undergunned for anything on this continent with either. I have the CDL in the Whelen and it is a good gun, not great. The stock trigger is lawyer-proof. The fit and finish isn't what you would expect for the price. It is accurate though for the given caliber just not cheap to shoot. I've been using cast boolits so it is cheaper and milder to shoot now. One route people go is to get the Handi-rifle and rebore to 35 Whelen, still cheaper than the Remington and great results are norm it seems.


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I have some experience with the 35 Whelen and can totally recommend it for your uses. I even use it on deer size game. It don't produce a lot of bloodshot meat and does a great job on anything north america has to offer. The 35 Whelen don't kick much harder than a 30-06 with 200-225gr bullet loads. Ideally it's good out to 250 yards or if you're really used to it (trajectory) you can stretch it out another 50-100 yards. In fact, I'm currently building myself a 35 Whelen on a 98 action for Ky elk season (assuming I get drawn).
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What about a Ruger no.1 in 35 whelen?
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I'm a HUGE fan of Ruger #1s and 1 chambered in 35 Whelen would be cool as far as I'm concerned. 1 advantage would be the several inches shorter length in heavy cover. Another advantage to hunting with a single shot is you tend to place your shots more carefully because you know you have only 1 shot. In actual practice it's not much slower to reload than a bolt action if you practice enough and have a couple extra cartridges between your fingers of your foremost hand.
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I shoot my H&R varmint 223 enough i can cycle the rounds in pretty quick, I got 3 out of 5 coyotes when me and my buddy went out. I just cant seem to find a Ruger #1 in 35 whelen, I've looked on their site and its not listed, but I'll keep looking.
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What about the 300 wsm, or 325 wsm? I've heard some good things about the 325 wsm, but cant find any other info on it. Do you guys know anything about it.
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What about the 300 wsm, or 325 wsm? I've heard some good things about the 325 wsm, but cant find any other info on it. Do you guys know anything about it.
Do you handload? It looks to be a pretty pricey choice otherwise.
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dcomf, yes I do handload. I've noticed how much a box of shells are for them, thats the joy of reloading, its waaaaay cheaper
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dcomf, yes I do handload. I've noticed how much a box of shells are for them, thats the joy of reloading, its waaaaay cheaper

I'm calling this the BS thread that it is. It is always Magnum w/ these kids!
Oh, a .35, no a .325!!!~ BS artists just don't get that it is HUNTING! It is not a video game. Just find a nice old 8mm Rem Mag w/ irons. If you are concerned w/ grizzly it should take care of them++.


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