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Old 11-10-2011, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you had your choice would you get a H&R 444, a 35 Whalen or a 4570? Tell me why also. Im not up to date on these types of guns and Ive got different buddies telling me different things. I do know Ive seen 4-deer killed with the 444 and all were pretty much dropped in their tracks.
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We shoot the 444 marlin, less recoil than the whelenor the 45-70. Havent lost a deer with it either and my daughter shoots it as well.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 35 whelen in an Encore
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've shot a 45-70 classic. Balances great and awesome for shooting through brush (if you had to). But I bout a .35 whelen to use this year. I can't get past the balistics compared to the other calibers. Its a big 30-06 bullet and I've heard you can shoot it comfortably to 300 yrds. If you get one and go to sight it in, take a led sled. After 6-8 shots I was becoming gun shy
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would get a .35 whelen if you think you have the possibility of a shot over 200 yards or a .35 remington if you plan to shoot strictly 200 yards and under. I have a .35 whelen handi rifle but the more I learn about the .35 remington I almost wish I had one of those too simply because that whelen will give you a good case of scope face if you don't watch it.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had a 35 Whelen barrel for my Encore. It shot great (accurate) but I didn't care for the muzzle jump. I MOSTLY sold it because I felt like I was making a good "business" decision. I thought I would just go back to shooting my Encore .50 cal ML for PW but after shooting/cleaning it a time or two I opted for a .444 Handi. I swapped out the wood stocks for a Handi grip set and the rest is history. It's a GREAT shooting (accurate and pleasant to shoot) gun and is WELL suited (ballistics wise) for where I hunt.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've shot a 45-70 classic. Balances great and awesome for shooting through brush (if you had to). But I bout a .35 whelen to use this year. I can't get past the balistics compared to the other calibers. Its a big 30-06 bullet...
I just'm gonna ignore the "shoot through brush" comment...for now.

The Whelen is based on the 30'06 brass, necked up to 35 caliber bullets. Yes.
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35 whelen
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I just'm gonna ignore the "shoot through brush" comment...for now.
I missed that somehow...
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I just'm gonna ignore the "shoot through brush" comment...for now.

Did you ever see the mythbusters episode on this?
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