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    Default .35 whelen adequate for brownies

    ? is my 35 tough enough for what alaska has to offer.
    I would like to hear from other .35 whelen owners/users here in alaska
    THANKS
    GRIN

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    YES it is!
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    Thanks Float, Short And Sweet,do You Own A .35 ?

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    Currently I have a 350 Remington Mag. M-77MKII (pics are someplace here on this site.) I had a 35 Whelen years ago and a 358 Norma Mag until a few months ago. I guess I should count my 35 Winchester 1895 as well.
    The 35 Whelen was the mildest shooter of the bunch and the most fun to reload.
    The whole magnum caliber thing is overblown. I have shot browns with a 7x57mm and they went down faster with a well placed shot from that, than they did from my poorly placed shot with a 458 Win mag .

    The 35 Whelen gives you increased magazine capacity, reliable chambering, medium recoil and a good sized heavy bullet.

    While my new 350 rem mag has about the same ballistics, I would have preferred a Mauser, M-70 or Springfield chambered in 35 Whelen.
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    I don't own one but a buddy of mine does and was charged a few years ago. He shot the bear in the chest and the bear was DRT. Bullet was recovered just under the skin on the ham. Bear was a little over 7 feet.
    Good luck.
    RIDE TALL, SHOOT STRAIGHT AND ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH

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