I just ordered a 35 Whelen barrel for my Encore. I'm debating a bullet and powder for a 250 gr. load. I would be using this for hogs this year, and possibly elk or black bear in the next couple of years. At Whelen velocities I'm not sure that I would gain anything by using super premium bullets. I know you have a high opinion of Northforks, and A-Frames. My questions are what kind of performance can I expect from conventional 250 gr. bullets at Whelen velocities, and what are the powders you've had the best results with?