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    Default .35whelen opinions sought

    hi folks Grin here, i'm looking for others who use or have used the .35 whelen here in AK.. there experiences with it,recomended loads etc. is it adiquate for stoping a ornery brownie should the need arise?curently i shoot .225gr. trophy bonded fed. premium. as i have no reloading equipment. the rifle its self is a ruger m77 mk2 with syn. stock,open sights. i was concidering placing a aimpoint 9000L 0 magnification red dot scope on top. your input would be great.
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    GRIN

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    Default good one

    I have the same gun with a 4x Leupold. 35 Whelen is a great cartridge for any Alaskan game. Since you don't load your own, what you're using is probably a good choice, although at Whelen velocities you really don't need a premium bullet.

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    Thanks Walk-in, What Do You Feed Your 35?

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    Grin,

    Check out the thread on 250gr Whelen loads in the reloading threads.

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    thanks flyer i'll do that.

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    Grin,

    I love the whelan. I had a rem 7600 and whacked a blackie at 211 yards with 225gr partitions. Bear didnt like it but it worked great with 1 shot.

    Now I have a mauser in 35 whelan and I loaded up some 225gr Barnes hoping to get a griz this spring (next month).

    I wouldnt feel undergunned at all. I use a leupy 1.5x5.

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    Default 7600

    Also have a 7600 and it is an excellent moose and caribou gun. NOTHING has ever moved from its tracks.

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    thanks guy's that's what i was hopeing to hear,i read up on the .35 before i bought it and it seemed like a good choice, but its better to hear it from guy's that own one.
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