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Preferred larger game cartridge (elk, moose)

View Poll Results: Preferred larger game cartridge (elk, moose)
7mm Rem Mag 9 12.50%
.30-06 Spr 27 37.50%
.300 Win Mag 14 19.44%
Other 22 30.56%
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:07 AM   #21
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the 35 whelen gets my vote a great caliber!
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:21 AM   #22
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Default 35 whelen

I am thinking about buying a new remington model 750 carbine in 35 whelen. The 350 magnum was desighned to come close in balistics. The value of my old model 600 is up there and my dad who gave it to me died a couple years ago and I am thinking of retiring it.
The 350 punches a 35 cal hole in a heart and lung shot on a elk from 25 yards and blood shots about a 4 inch area on the rib cage. The corelocks always stop just under the hide on the opposite side and are mushroomed perfectly and the size of a quarter.
It dumps all the kenetic energy right in the elk. They always run down hill about a 100 yards and die.
A neck shot takes out the vertibrae and they fall in there tracks.The recoil of the model 600 is way over rated. I have been shooting the gun since I was 12. My sister loves it and has tried to weezle me out of it for years.I have never shot a whelen but I ssume in the carbine it will have a healthy kick but the 750 is a couple pounds heivier than the old 600 and I think it would make a ideal gun for me and the brush I like to hunt.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:39 PM   #23
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With the versatility of the '06 it is really hard to beat it for almost any medium to large game in North America, I would trust it on anything other than a Grizzly!
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:30 PM   #24
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For all big game I shoot .44 Mag. I like my Henry Big Boy .44, and I like my Ruger Super Blackhawk in a cross-draw rig for back up. It's a lot of bite, and a good kick, but with Elk, Moose, Bear, etc., I hate to take chances. I also like to reload the .44, and having only one kind of ammo makes packing for the big hunt even easier.

Of course, now I need to look up 35 Whelen. With all the thumbs up around here, I guess I better get to learning what this round is all about. Geez - never heard of it.
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