Shootist43Rule 303, I just ran a Quick Load "analysis" of a 275 Woodleigh with 52.5 Gr. of IMR 4064 (the powder I use for my Whelen normally) in my 25" barreled Whelen and got projected 2418 FPS. BTW if you want to try a devastating 35 Whelen load on pigs, check out Hornady's 200 Gr. SST Superformance. Be forewarned that it will get your attention!!
@Nosler guyOur Whelen in 700 Remington Classic handles pressures better than our other two on Mauser actions. Our top end load for that rifle - using 4064, (with pressures that are getting to the edge of my comfort level) pushes 250gr bullets chronographed at 2570. Have backed off a grain for my hunting loads, not worth having trouble just trying to gain a few fps. Have never bothered checking any 225 gr loads over the chronograph.
@RayAtkinsonDepends on what your hunting and where your hunting.. would use it on Cape Buffalo and Alaskan Brown Bear, I suspect, prefering the 250 for PG and up to Eland and elk..Maybe the 250 would be just fine on bear for that matter..
If I wanted more bullet, Id go for the 9.3X62 or the .375..
Tell us a bit about your Sambar... what action/barrel did you use? Custom stock? Accuracy? Anything else...I have not used the heavies in my Whelen, as said I have only used the 275 in my 35Sambar (35WSM). I have yet to buy any of the 310grainers. The 275 I have not used on any game yet. One hunt I did take them on and there were no pigs to be seen.
The 35Sambar with 70.5 grn of AR2209 (H4350) throws the 275 pills at 2580fps. I would suspect the Whelen would push them out about 2200 to 2250. Just my thinking, no actual testing.
@CoElkHunterBob Nelson 35 Whelen,
From reading all the threads and posts here, you’ve seemed to have mastered the .35 Whelen cartridge with several of your really nicely built rifles. Have you ever considered jumping up to a .400 Whelen so as to be able to use heavier bullets? You’d be using the same brass, just a larger diameter and heavier bullet? Probably no justifiable reason to do it, but just for something different?
Tell us a bit about your Sambar... what action/barrel did you use? Custom stock? Accuracy? Anything else...