35 whelen

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  1. Guy.G

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    P1050826.JPG P1050827.JPG P1050828.JPG P1050830.JPG P1050835.JPG P1050838.JPG P1050819.JPG P1050822.JPG I stumbled across some photos of my 35 whelen when it was fresh from the gunsmith. Thought I might put them up for those that are interested.
     
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  2. Ridgewalker

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    Beautiful! In my clumsy hands it wouldn’t look so handsome after a couple of hunts unfortunately. I’m a bit rough on my tools.
    Care for that handsome tool and it will serve you well!
     

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    Exceptional rifle and in one of my favorite chamberings I never had.:)
     

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    Very nice rifle!
     

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    Makes me feel kind of sorry for anybody who isn't fortunate enough to own a 35Whelen
     

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    Now THAT is a rifle!
     

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    Beautiful rifle.
    Have any pictures of it in front of game?
     

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    Very nice indeed. Awesome caliber.
     

  10. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    Beautiful rifle in a great caliber.
     

  11. Shootist43

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    The 35 Whelen is a very versatile caliber. I own two 35(s) one is a sporterized '03-A3 the other is a Remington Mod 700. Neither look as good as yours. How about some pics of what it does at the range?
     

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    Is this a branded gun, or custom build? Tell us about it, eh?

    Thanks,

    jeff
     

  13. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    What does it matter ?
     

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  15. Guy.G

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    I don't normally take pictures of groups, but this one was taken a few years back when I was testing out some light bullets. I like to shoot 225 and 250 gn.
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    Model 70 winchester, current, blueprinted.
    Straightened bolt handle and clover leaf tang
    Pacnor SS match barrel, custom contour, 1 in 14 twist, throated for 250 gn projectiles.
    Recknagel express sights and barrel band
    Tally premier bases, tally quick release rings
    Swarovski Z3 3-9 x 36 scope
    Duane Wiebe bottom metal
    Tally cross bolts, pillar bedded and epoxy bedded action and bottom metal
    Metal work by Rob Bloomfield, SC Gunsmithing Australia.
    NZ walnut blank, exhibition grade.
    14 1/2 inch length of pull
    Straight comb
    1/4 inch cast off
    22 line per inch checkering
    Roger Vardy mauser profile.
    Stock work buy Darrell Stevens Australia.
     
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  17. Shootist43

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    GuyG, that is one sweet rifle. I too prefer the 225 & 250 gr bullets in the Whelen. But after seeing your group with the 185(s) I could easily be convinced to try some smaller bullets as well. Out of curiosity, what piqued your interest in the 35 Whelen initially?
     

  18. Art Lambart II

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    Nice rifle and group. The 35 Whelen is my favorite rifle round. I prefer the 250 grain NP or the 225 grain Barnes. Both rounds have proven themselves in Africa.
     

  19. Guy.G

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    My interest started with the 358 winchester as a teenager. After doing some reading of the 35 whelens past performance and a good reputation as a solid hitter since on game like grizzly, I really started to like it. It is hard for not to like the 35 whelen after seeing how good it performs in the field.
     
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    My sentiments exactly. Mine has been to Africa twice. Neither of my PH(s) were familiar with it, but by the time I left they were "Loyal Fans." I hand load for all my rifles except the 22 Rimfire and 17 HMR. My Whelen load was taken from the Barnes Manual and has their 225 Gr. TSX poking along at 2800 FPS. The ballistics of that load compares quite favorably to many of the smaller magnums. But without the recoil. So far the farthest we had to "track" any of the African game shot with it was less than 40 yards. Most of the animals were DRT or made it less than 10 yards.
     

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