I've got an old 700 with a 24" Douglas Barrel and a M70 Featherweight with a PacNor barrel, both in the Ackley Version. They shoot great with several combos from the manuals, but really do well with 250s. I've also shot cast in them and the occasional Woodleigh 310. The 310s are good for anything in North America - 4' of penetration in water jugs.
@jwp475How for do the 250s penetrate?
White gongSeems pretty hot from what little I know on the caliber. How accurate are these loads? And are they bullets you’d hunt something big and grumpy with?
“Bob isn’t baiting”. He’s a master at it. LOLBob isn’t baiting. He’s done his homework. I checked into what he’s been saying, and his findings are legitimate. There’s no bull there.
When loaded with the new powders e.g. CFE223, the .35 Whelen outshines the .300 Win & Weatherby magnums, and tops the .338 Win Mag by several ft-lbs.
Like I said, he’s done his homework up, down, left, and right.
Yes, Bob jokes, but not about the.35 Whelen.
“There is no magic to get around this”. No, but using “modern” math and “revisionary” ballistic data sure helps? Ha! Ha! Ha!Not saying that the figures you are stating on the 35 Whelen are made up. I believe you. Just that you are not comparing these to similar max hand loaded data for the 338.
I assume you are comparing to factory loaded data on the 338. That is where the apples to apples comparison falls short.
You simply can’t overcome the increased case capacity that the 338 has over the 35 Whelen.
Here are the capacities i just looked up. H2O grains of 86 for 338 vs. 72.6 for the Whelen. That is an 18.5% advantage for the .338. And the BC and SD are better for the 338 for same weight bullets.
There is no magic to get around this.