I would have never really considered my 35 Whelen a long range deer/bear/elk gun but after my reloading and testing the Nosler Accubond BT 200 grainer in my Remington 35cal. 7600 carbine last week. I used LVR powder in the Rem35 and got really great groups at 200 yards.
I then today loaded my Remington 750 carbine 35 Whelen with the same slug but used IMR 8208 XBR powder to the max. 2800+ FPS.
Heavens to Betsy... This load was sighted in @ 100 yards @ 1" high and shot at 200 yards the the 2 slugs I fired were 2" high (@ 200 yards even). The MPBR is going to be wild.
Going at this rate this round could be a 500 yard gun easy. Bare in mind this was with an 18.5" auto carbine 35 cal. with 1.5" groups.