If you were hunting coastal bears w/35 whelen, what bullet would you want to load?
I'm thinking 250 gr. It's on the bottom end of acceptable SD (.279), but bullets w/less SD than that have completely passed through big bears.
Next step up is the 280 gr. A-frame, and there's no way that it'll expand at those velocities.
So, for 250 gr. there's A-frame, Woodleigh, etc.
Even the 250 gr. A-frame is probably too tough for Whelen velocities. The Woodleigh has an advertised velocity range of 1800-2500 fps... sounds like a winner to me.
What do you think?