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    Well I was finally able to get in my possession 3 pounds of R15...... Let the fun begin.

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    My old hunting partner used his 35 Whelen AI for everything and loved it. IMR 4895 gave the highest velocity and best accuracy in his M70. I found the same to be true for my pre-64 35 Whelen AI producing one hole 5 shot 100 yd groups off the bench. Son #2 used it on Raspberry Island for elk for a one shot kill with the old NP 225.
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    Around 56 gr of RL 15 or IMR 4320 with any 250 gr bullet works great in the .35 Whelen.
    Heres a load that worked well with the 225 gr NP in my Rem 7600 pump rifle in .35 Whelen

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    Hope to get out this weekend and run some handloads over the chrono. Trying some CFE-223 with the 200 TTSX. Would like to hit 2,900 fps. Will report back.

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    Well I finally got out and shot my 35. It is a Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker that started its life as a 25-06. I had it re-bored by JES and had the barrel cut to 21.5. It has a 3x9 Leupold VXII on it and it weighs in at 7.5 lbs. I ended up shooting 225 Barnes bullets with 57.5 grains of R-15. It shots MOA at 100, and I can hit the gong at 200 all day long. I am very pleased with the out come. Thanks for all that helped on the reloading end of things.

    Mike

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    That exact load gives me 2650 out of my 21" barrel. I loaded up some 225 Accubonds and also some 250gr Speer Hotcores with Varget today. Hope the monsoon subsides one day to try them out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-185 View Post
    Well I finally got out and shot my 35. It is a Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker that started its life as a 25-06. I had it re-bored by JES and had the barrel cut to 21.5. It has a 3x9 Leupold VXII on it and it weighs in at 7.5 lbs. I ended up shooting 225 Barnes bullets with 57.5 grains of R-15. It shots MOA at 100, and I can hit the gong at 200 all day long. I am very pleased with the out come. Thanks for all that helped on the reloading end of things.

    Mike
    I have had Jes do several 358s for me. He used his 3 groove rifling. Man will they shoot heavy gas checked cast boolits. Jes does superb work.

    I have 2 single shots in 35 Whelen a H&R and a CVA Scout that goes a little over 5 lbs. I would love to just tinker with guns 24/7 but.....right now I have a Huskavarna 54 inch mower tore in little pieces all over the garage and 7 acres of grass that a foot tall and gaining an inch per day....come on parts.

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    I built my 35 Whelen for one purpose: To hunt Sitka BlackTail Deer. I just returned from Kodiak a week or so ago. The rifle was light enough to carry and easy to maneuver in the brush. I fired the rifle twice, hitting deer at 300 yards both times. A very accurate little rifle.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk alaska View Post
    Around 56 gr of RL 15 or IMR 4320 with any 250 gr bullet works great in the .35 Whelen.
    Heres a load that worked well with the 225 gr NP in my Rem 7600 pump rifle in .35 Whelen
    Couldn't agree more. 4320 and RL15 are great in the 35 Whelen. My favorite load is 56 grains of 4320 under any 250 grain bullet. I did use an old 275 grain Hornady RN this year to take my bull moose. It was with 54 grains of 4320. I've taken three caribou with the 250 grain Nosler Partition and 56 grains of 4320.

    There have been some good loads listed here. Any of the medium burn rate powders should work well, 3031, 4895, RL15, 4064, BLC-2, Varget, H380 to name a few.

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