Reloading The 35 Whelen With Power Pro Varmint

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Case head expansion was the same as factory loads. I pulled a bullet and replaced the powder to get an accurate reading on case head expansion
 

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Deduct about 80 or so fps for 4 inches of barrel being longer than standard. Puts it at about 2890 fps. Bob has done that and then some with CFE.
The .338 having about a 15 grain capacity advantage can do that of course, just take more powder to do it, the Whelen is so efficient, it does more with less. Nothing magic about the Whelen, just a very efficient round.
 

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Deduct about 80 or so fps for 4 inches of barrel being longer than standard. Puts it at about 2890 fps. Bob has done that and then some with CFE.
The .338 having about a 15 grain capacity advantage can do that of course, just take more powder to do it, the Whelen is so efficient, it does more with less. Nothing magic about the Whelen, just a very efficient round.

Exactly, not unheard of velocity. The 1885 Highwall just comes with a 28" barrel
 

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Deduct about 80 or so fps for 4 inches of barrel being longer than standard. Puts it at about 2890 fps. Bob has done that and then some with CFE.
The .338 having about a 15 grain capacity advantage can do that of course, just take more powder to do it, the Whelen is so efficient, it does more with less. Nothing magic about the Whelen, just a very efficient round.

I would love to get my hands on some CFE223
 

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65.5 grains of Power Pro Varmint behind the 225 grain Accubond gave this velocity of 2969FPS
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Mate there's nothing wrong with that as long as pressures are fine. That gives you over 4,300 fpe of muzzle energy. Leaves the 300 win mag and 338WM in its wake.
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Wait till Bob sees this!
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Why mate?
Just goes to show that the Whelen is all I have been saying it is.
No wonder you cry every time you look at your 338 when it is getting beaten by a cartridge 30 years its senior.
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View attachment 415824.

I couldn’t help it I had to run those numbers thru my calculator.
I can’t help but wish someone would post some .338 win mag numbers and see if they can beat that.
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Run the numbers again with the projectile 2.5 inches high at 100 and post for us to see please
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Interesting velocities with the Whelen? I would assume then, a handloaded .30-06 can meet or surpass the velocity of a handloaded .300WM with the same bullet weight? If so, why were the .300WM and .338WM cartridges developed in the first place? Obviously, the .338 and .35 Whelen are different calibers, but still?
 

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