.35 Whelen vs. 350 Rem Mag


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GunGoBoom
October 27, 2005, 07:35 PM
How do these 2 compare:

1. Ballistically? Which is more powerful? What are the 'traditional' loadings/bullet weights, and accompanying muzzle vels for each?

2. Availability of factory ammo? (.35 whelen seems to be stocked locally, but not sure about .350 rem mag)

3. Cost of handloading components, relative to each other?

4. Any other advantages/disadvantages/comparisons/differences between the two?

Thanks.

Well, oops, you can answer the questions if you know, but nevermind really. I was wanting a Rem 7600 pump in .35 Whelen, but they were limited runs a few years back, and are getting scarce, so I thought initially when I started this thread that the 7600 would be offered in .350 remmag as a substitute (since it IS Remington's cartridge), but I was mistaken - the 7600 is only offered in .243. .270, .308, and 30-06. Hmm, anyone know of a pump gun in a medium-bore like .35 whelen in an off-the-shelf offering?

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Vern Humphrey
October 27, 2005, 09:00 PM
The .35 Whelen and the .350 Rem Mag are virtual twins, ballistically.

The .35 Whelen is simply the .30-06 necked up to .35 caliber, so you'll never run out of basic brass if you handload.

If you're desperate for a 7600 pump in .35 Whelen, you can get there by finding a used one in .30-06 and having it rebored and re-rifled to .35 Whelen. Rifle and Handloader Magazines advertise people who do this sort of thing.

Try http://www.johntaylormachine.com/others.html

From www.gunsamerica.com
7600
GA# 976336732
$440.00
30-06 cal., 22 inch barrel, NIB.
Seller: LUCKY FLOYDS
FFL Dealer: No Area Code: 952 GA Sales: 12
Of just find a 7600 in .35 Whelen from the same site.
7600 35 WHELEN
GA# 976468988
$549.00
FACTORY NEW IN BOX 7600 IN 35 WHELEN WALNUT STOCK AND FORE END, OPEN SIGHTS, GLOSS BLUE METAL. THIS IS A LIMITED RUN GUN. GUN IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR IMMIEDATE SHIPMENT. THIS GUN IS NOT PRE-OWNED IT IS NEW!!!!
Seller: NIMROD HAVEN
FFL Dealer: Yes Area Code: 570 GA Sales: 21

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