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Old 07-14-2013, 07:33 AM
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Re: best .35 caliber long range rifle?

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The brown whelen is simply an improved 35 whelen isn't it?? There really aren't huge capacity gains to be had blowing out the whelen but I suppose it could net you another 100 fps. I'm using rl15 and a 220 speer in my standard 35 whelen going a bit over 2700 fps of that helps.
Correct, but a little bit more gains approaching 3000 fps with the lighter bullets.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:01 PM
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Re: best .35 caliber long range rifle?

Which lighter bullet? The .35 Whelen is a good cartridge, as is the Brown improved version. I just don't see the 4-5 grain increase in case capacity being that substantial. The loads I could find did not crack the 2800 fps mark with a 225 grain bullet. My recollection is the folks preferring the Brown version did so to square up the shoulder for more positive headspacing as much or more than velocity gains.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:06 PM
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Re: best .35 caliber long range rifle?

Barnes TSX 180 gr, Speer 180 & 220, & Hornady FTX 200 is what we'll be working with at first. I'll be sure and post up some results. One thing that Mike did comment on about the BW was how remarkably accurate it was.
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