I have had a bug lately for a 35 Whelen. I have the Remington 750 semi auto in 35 whelen, but the gun does not excite me out in the field. It was big fun on a pig hunt though. I was getting all geared up to have a 35 whelen built on a Remington 700 action So, I found a Ruger M77 in 35 Whelen today, used at a good price. So much for the Remy.
I like big holes in the critters I shoot, so the bigger bullet diameters appeal to me. I don't like the recoil as of late that the big bores produce. So, I think the 375 Ruger will sit for a bit and I will try smaller calibers. Any thoughts on the 200g ttsx vs. the 225g tsx. I am leaning toward the 200 or even the 180 just to keep some recoil down. If all else fails, I will load up the 308 with a 168 tsx and kill critters with that. They will have to have smaller exit wounds. Anybody shoot the factory 35 whelen with the M77? How did it go?