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Old 01-08-2012, 07:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys,which bullet have you been shooting in your 35 Whelens and which ones would you suggest be used to handload for deer? Will start handloading for my 35 soon and just looking for opinions. Thinking about the 225 Sierra GK or the 200 gr Hornady Flex Tip. What are your suggestions?
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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225gr Nosler Accubonds or in a lighter bullet,go with the 200gr Hornady. Nosler will soon have 200gr Accubonds out.
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I've been loading the Hornady 200 gr flex tips, over 58gr of Reloader 15, reformed Fed 30/06 brass, and CCI BR2 primers. Seated the bullet 1 caliber deep since my H&R has such a long throat. Shot a 220 pound buck through both shoulders in and out.
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The 225 accubonds shoot half inch groups in my encore and kill deer dead, I have 2 kills with it over 300 yards
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Mine likes the Barnes VOR-TX 180 gr
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you are hand loading have you looked at the Hornady 180 gr Special Purpose Pistol bullet, which reportedly is actually a rifle bullet but is designated for the pistol to keep people from loading it into .35 Remington rounds for use in the tubular magazine rifles like the Marlin 336C.
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If you are hand loading have you looked at the Hornady 180 gr Special Purpose Pistol bullet, which reportedly is actually a rifle bullet but is designated for the pistol to keep people from loading it into .35 Remington rounds for use in the tubular magazine rifles like the Marlin 336C.
I just got my Whelen this fall and haven't handloaded for it yet. When I do, this bullet appeals to me. It will be plenty for deer, and at 180 grains will have less recoil than heavier bullets. Loaded to about 2700 fps, recoil should be close to that of a 30-06 with 180 grain bullets. I am not particularly recoil sensitive, but why not go lighter if it will do the job?
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i have not shot a deer with my 35 yet. it's not for lack of taking it either, its with me 90% of the time.

anyway, i'm shooting the 250 Grain Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point Bullet
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I just got my Whelen this fall and haven't handloaded for it yet. When I do, this bullet appeals to me. It will be plenty for deer, and at 180 grains will have less recoil than heavier bullets. Loaded to about 2700 fps, recoil should be close to that of a 30-06 with 180 grain bullets. I am not particularly recoil sensitive, but why not go lighter if it will do the job?
Just went to their site... yeah, it looks to just be an Interlock (non-bonded) SP bullet. They also make a 200gr if you want those.
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I'm sure that 180 is enough bullet for deer. The only question is if it will shoot reasonably well in my HandiRifle that I got in a hurry for the primitive weapons season. I hate to admit it, but I haven't even looked up the rate of twist in my rifle. I suppose that can be an issue.
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