Most 35 whelen factory loaded ammo is made for lever action carbine short barrel and not even spire pointed bullets.
That is the beauty of reloading so grab ya a handful of loading manuals and see how much fun you can have playing with different powders and bullets to get the golden ring.
But remember the game changes for you want to play, shoot flesh or punch hole in a paper target:) I could go on about my best loads for most of my bolt actions you have to feed one at a time too long for the magazine but man they can fly but would suck for hunting, back to my 375 loads:bighello:
Bigun, Not sure your point here. I am only pointing out that to get the velocity and energy you guys claim for the .35 Whelen is above and beyond what might be considered normal. Nothing to do with the 22-250 which is not the .30-06 case by the way, but the 250-3000 Savage case and it would be a tall order to get 3900 fps with that either, with a 60 gr bullet. As to handloading I have been doing it for around 45 years, how long you?
I shot my eland last year with 300WM and 180gr Accubonds perfect mushrom 420 meters 3100 mv one shot kill use them with confidence. and for those pushing pressure remember that 65000psi is 6 to 10 inches from your face. Just because you can doesnt mean you should!
You may be thinking 35 Remington, which was designed for the lever action platform, and is still a great round/caliber.
Browning did and maybe still does chamber its BLR in .358 Winchester but never did the Whelen to my knowledge. BART is correct also in what he says about pressure. I cannot imagine getting the claimed velocities without some pretty hefty pressure. The old saying "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" comes to mind.
I could give a rat a$$ if you believe I can or cannot get 3900 fps out of my 22-250. You are correct the 22-250 came from 250 Savage designed by Newton in 1914, i was just using 06 that as non belted magnum 4000 fps is not that hard to achive, you think in 1914 they had the same powders we have now?? Times change and things we could not achive in 1914 are done every day by handloaders.
This is not a reloading site, only been on here for a short period of time so trying to just make general statement, we can hook up on some of the reloading sites I belong to and carry on with your arguments about FPS and how to attain them. Get into energy thing heck maybe compare how many days we have spent hunting, my truck is faster and I own a bad a$$ airboat and My american bulldog will whip your dog's butt. :cool: Or agree to disagree
Hope you are sure know what I meant.:bulb:
BF your skill is awesome, WOW one shot that is rare for sure, thanks for reminding us again, I almost forgot from the last post. I used to shoot a 300WM but gave it up for the superior case capacity of the 300RUM & smoother feed of a non belted cartridge but mine is a deer rifle :cool:
Back to the OP question accubond is great bullet same as many great choice we have, load them shoot something and make your pick.
I think you need to goback and read the front of any good reloading maual guys. Velocity is a function of pressure the fact that factory ammo is so above the average is that reloaders cant use non canister grade powders.The factory stuff is usually right at max sammi spec except for some loadings like 308 "HO NO ITS NOT" YES IT is loaded to 7.62x51 44000psi 7x57 6.5x55 and several others due to old millitary firearms in circulation liability reasons.POINT if your surpassing factory velocity your probobly over pressure limits for any cartridge. Just because its fast doesnt mean its accurate. And accuracy is everything.
Yes the more I pratice the harder I work at shooting the luckier I get.
I own a bad a$$ airboat
I know nothing about the 35 Whelen, but all bad ass airboats are in Louisiana. :D
The race is about to start again!!!!
:cool:It IS ON now you have to know that Florida is king of the baddest airboats in the world:o Nice boat here is mine
You on Southern Airboat ?????
I own a 300 rum but only get 200fps over a 300WM in practical hunting situations I find this is no advantage. Belt bias is mostly hype.
Thank goodness the race is finally over, was fearing they'd be delaying the start of the race next week in Phoenix while waiting for Daytona to finish. My guy didn't win, but a 4th place finish is a good start to the season.
So let's just review....
1. A well placed 200gr AB from my .300WM should be okay on an Eland.
2. For those who own a .300 RUM and like it, you're nuttier than me. Owned one once and would prefer a stout kicking from a mule.
3. I know nothing about airboats, just Harley's. But Mike if you'd like to take me on one of those gator hunts, I'll buy you dinner at Mulate's in Breaux Bridge.
4. I must admit that 2800fps in a 225gr projectile from a 35 Whelen is something I'd like to see from about 20 yards back. But I won't argue it can be done.
5. We're talking about hunting and shooting gents, it's supposed to be fun. There's enough stress in life, so just my two cents, leave it out of these things we all love to do. There's threads out there about hunters/shooters not being unified while the anti's are. I have no idea what the truth is there, but I'm certain that divided we will fall.