How many people have a 35 whelen?

I have two Whelen's... a Ruger No.1-A and an M77 Mark II... I almost had three, my ordered Ruger African came in a couple weeks ago, but had a 2x4 of a stock, and at $2500 with tax and shipping here in Canuckistan, I took a hard pass. I also have two .358 Win's, both Ruger carbines, still have the Ruger Sambar, although that is going to a buddy when he can sneak it past his wife... and a Ruger Mark II .358-375 Ruger. The only ones of these that are safe from future trading are the two .358 Carbines... I have two rifles on the way back from the gunsmith and they should shake up the gun cabinet a bit.
That 358-375 Ruger sounds like a great round.
 
I have a Ruger MKII RS in 35 Whelen. I like it. Shoots pretty well.
 
It is a corker... 3140 fps with the 225 Accubond... very comfortable on game out to 500 yards and still carrying a hefty payload... but that comes at a cost of course, cuz... physics... she is "snappy!"
Sounds like a more practical 358 STA!

I was looking at the 338-375 Ruger to retire the 340 Wby, but the 358 version has now peaked my interest.
 
Sounds like a more practical 358 STA!

I was looking at the 338-375 Ruger to retire the 340 Wby, but the 358 version has now peaked my interest.
Here is the cartridge;

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Top to bottom;
.458 WM Carbine
7.62X57 HC
.358-375 Ruger
.375 WSM


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This could be a support group topic:

My name is Dave and I have a 36 Whelen. It is built on a 1909 Mauser with a 25” Douglas barrel and a Timney trigger. It likes CFE223 and 250 grain bullets. It sits in the safe next to my 338 WM and they get along well.
@DG870
If'n it was a 35 Whelen instead of a 36 they mightn't play nicely together.
Ha Ha ha Ha
Bob
 
I will most likely go 24" when I one day get around to doing up a 35 whelen nice middle ground between a short barrel for portability and a long barrel for maximum velocity and minimal blast and flash.
 
My only contribution to the 35 Whelen club. Remington 7600 pump gun. Started life as a rifle length 30-06, I had the barrel cut down to 18.5" and the front sight reinstalled. Had JES Rebore bore it out to 35 whelen, and put on a skinner peep sight and fiber optic front.

She's a bit weathered, a little worn, but carries like a dream through thick woods in pursuit of whitetails and packs a punch. I keep thinking I need to shoot a black bear with it as well.

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My only contribution to the 35 Whelen club. Remington 7600 pump gun. Started life as a rifle length 30-06, I had the barrel cut down to 18.5" and the front sight reinstalled. Had JES Rebore bore it out to 35 whelen, and put on a skinner peep sight and fiber optic front.

She's a bit weathered, a little worn, but carries like a dream through thick woods in pursuit of whitetails and packs a punch. I keep thinking I need to shoot a black bear with it as well.

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Oh very yes on the black bear.
 
I had a 35 whelen move in a couple years ago.I guess I like it or something. It spits out 200 grain ttsx over Varget into groups tight enough I’d get called a liar if I mentioned them. When it has a rough day and gets beat on, I touch the stock up with textured spray paint when we get home. It’s a beautiful thing, really.

Another one painting guns with rattle can.
 
I had hoped to take this little Mauser Sporter on safari. Someone had rechambered it in .35 Whelen. I began shooting and sighting it in when the stock began to crack in the tang area. I was sure bummed, but the stock was very thin everywhere. It weighs nothing.

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Also a stainless and walnut No.1 in .35 Whelen. The Featherweight is .308…

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Ed Z
 
I am liking my Ruger hawkeye African 35 Whelen. Still working out loads. Been using Varget and various 250gr bullets. Bought some CFE 223 powder today, and have some tests ready for the range.
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