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.35 Whelen vs. 350 Rem Mag

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GunGoBoom, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. GunGoBoom

    GunGoBoom member

    Aug 4, 2004
    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?


    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?
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2005
  2. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Senior Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Deep in the Ozarks
    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
    Of just find a 7600 in .35 Whelen from the same site.

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