Whelen

The .35 Whelen was designed by the late Col. Townsend Whelen and built by Mr. James Howe while he was employed at Springfield Armory about 1922. This wildcat is the .30-06 case necked up to take .35 caliber bullets with no other change.

The .35 Whelen's popularity diminished somewhat after Winchester's introduction of their Model 70 rifle chambered for the .375 H&H Magnum; however, the ease of case forming for this cartridge and its effectiveness upon game kept this wildcat in use for many years.

In 1988 Remington produced a limited run of their Model 700 classic rifle in .35 Whelen. It has continued as a standard offering in their Model 700 BDL and Model 7600 pump.

The .35 Whelen is adequate for all North American big game as well as most thin-skinned African game. The rifling twist and throat dimensions of the .35 Whelen as produced by Remington are particularly well suited to shooting cast bullets.

There is a persistent belief among shooters that a "150-grain bullet is a 150-grain bullet." The tendency is to lump all bullets of like weight together. This is simply not so. We have purposely included data with several bullets of the same weight but of different manufacture. Please note that the data is similar but is not the same.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .35 Whelen is 52,000 C.U.P. Our loading data was developed in P.S.I., but does not exceed the SAAMI pressure allowance.

.35 WHELEN

Gun

DOUGLAS

Max Length

2.494"

Barrel Length

24"

Trim Length

2.474"

Primer

CCI 200

OAL Max

3.340"

Case

REM

OAL Min

2.970"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length Comment

205 (L) RN

5744

30.0

2023

5744

3B.0

2452

4B,100

3.045" LY358315

2015

45.0

23B7

2015

50.0

2713

49,400

2230

4B.B

237B

2230

52.0

2702

53,700

2460

4B.B

235B

2460

52.0

2B79

4B,400

2495

4B.B

23BB

2495

52.0

2714

4B,700

2520

4B.B

2410

2520

54.0

2739

50,000

2700

57.0

2521

2700

B0.0

2BB2

4B,000

4350

54.0

2220

4350

B0.0

2523

3B,300

Compressed

3100

54.0

199B

3100

B0.0

22BB

2B,900

Compressed

8700

5B.5

1B4B

8700

B5.0

1B73

2B,B00

Compressed

250 (L) SPGC

5744

32.4

1912

5744

3B.0

2173

47,700

3.250" RCBS SIL

2015

40.5

2020

2015

45.0

229B

4B,900

2230

41.4

202B

2230

4B.0

2305

50,900

2460

42.3

2029

2460

47.0

230B

4B,200

2495

50.0

2190

2495

55.5

24B9

50,100

2520

45.0

20BB

2520

50.0

2373

53,000

2700

49.4

20B9

2700

52.0

2201

43,100

4350

54.0

20B4

4350

B0.0

23BB

44,B00

Compressed

3100

54.0

1B94

3100

B0.0

2152

31,900

Compressed

8700

5B.5

1573

8700

B5.0

17BB

2B,300

Compressed

2B0 (L) RN

5744

30.B

1773

5744

34.0

2015

43,900

3.050" LY358009

2015

3B.9

1B57

2015

41.0

2110

4B,100

2230

37.B

1B4B

2230

42.0

209B

42,700

2460

3B.3

1BB3

2460

42.5

2117

44,400

2495

43.2

1925

2495

4B.0

21BB

3B,500

2520

40.5

1909

2520

45.0

21B9

4B,000

2700

45.B

19BB

2700

4B.0

2091

42,400

4350

49.5

1939

4350

55.0

2203

41,B00

3100

51.3

1B24

3100

57.0

2073

34,300

8700

54.0

14B3

8700

B0.0

1BB3

2B,700

SPR1B0FN

2015

50.9

2B07

2015

5B.5

29B3

51,900

3.035"

2230

51.3

24B2

2230

57.0

2B20

44,B00

2460

53.1

251B

2460

59.0

2BB1

45,000

2495

53.B

25B5

2495

59.5

2937

51,B00

2520

54.5

25B4

2520

B0.5

2914

4B,500

2700

B2.7

2B09

2700

BB.0

277B

43,400

Compressed

4350

5B.5

2252

4350

B5.0

2559

31,200

Compressed

3100

5B.5

200B

3100

B5.0

2279

24,400

Compressed

HDY 200 SP

201

4B.B

24B2

2015

54.0

279B

52,400

3.140"

2230

49.5

2379

2230

55.0

2703

50,700

2460

51.3

2401

2460

57.0

272B

49,B00

2495

51.3

245B

2495

57.0

2793

50,200

2520

52.7

2424

2520

5B.5

2755

47,900

2700

B1.B

2579

2700

B5.0

2744

4B,500

Compressed

4350

53.1

2074

4350

59.0

2357

29,500

Compressed

3100

54.0

1BB1

3100

B0.0

213B

24,100

Compressed

.35 WHELEN (continued)_

BAR 200-X HP 2015 45.9 2359 2015 51.0 2681 46,900 3.225"

2230 49.1 2378 2230 54.5 2702 46,500

2460 50.4 2420 2460 56.0 2750 48,300

2495 49.1 2316 2495 54.5 2632 46,600

2520 50.9 2374 2520 56.5 2698 46,200

2700 57.5 2422 2700 60.5 2577 42,300 Compressed

4350 54.0 2033 4350 60.0 2310 29,800 Compressed

3100 54.0 1797 3100 60.0 2042 24,500 Compressed

BAR 225-X HP 2015 43.2 2198 2015 48.0 2498 50,600 3.220"

2230 46.8 2251 2230 52.0 2558 51,300

2460 46.8 2261 2460 52.0 2569 50,400

2495 47.7 2174 2495 53.0 2470 48,800

2520 48.2 2226 2520 53.5 2529 48,900

2700 56.1 2305 2700 59.0 2452 43,700 Compressed

4350 53.1 2027 4350 59.0 2303 35,100 Compressed

3100 53.1 1807 3100 59.0 2053 27,500 Compressed

NOS 225 (Part) 2015 44.1 2271 2015 49.0 2581 51,700 3.215"

2230 47.7 2278 2230 53.0 2589 52,400

2460 48.6 2292 2460 54.0 2604 52,200

2495 45.9 2264 2495 51.0 2573 52,200

2520 49.5 2291 2520 55.0 2603 52,300

2700 59.4 2447 2700 62.5 2603 49,800 Compressed

4350 54.0 2153 4350 60.0 2447 39,200 Compressed

3100 54.0 1946 3100 60.0 2211 31,500 Compressed

SRA 225 SBT 2015 44.1 2248 2015 49.0 2554 51,200 3.280"

2230 47.3 2264 2230 52.5 2573 49,200

2460 48.6 2299 2460 54.0 2613 51,900

2495 44.6 2207 2495 49.5 2508 51,300

2520 49.5 2287 2520 55.0 2599 51,100

2700 58.4 2445 2700 61.5 2601 51,200

4350 53.1 2121 4350 59.0 2410 38,100 Compressed

3100 54.0 1905 3100 60.0 2165 28,800 Compressed

BAR 250-X HP 2015 42.8 2106 2015 47.5 2393 51,200 3.220"

2230 44.1 2116 2230 49.0 2405 52,800

2460 44.1 2123 2460 49.0 2412 52,500

2495 47.3 2084 2495 52.5 2368 53,500

2520 45.9 2109 2520 51.0 2397 51,500

2700 55.1 2252 2700 58.0 2396 49,400 Compressed

4350 52.2 1945 4350 58.0 2210 34,700 Compressed

3100 52.2 1701 3100 58.0 1933 26,200 Compressed

HDY 250 RN 2015 46.8 2200 2015 52.0 2500 54,000 3.250"

2230 45.9 2108 2230 51.0 2395 48,300

2460 46.8 2119 2460 52.0 2408 47,500

2495 47.7 2220 2495 53.0 2523 54,000

2520 48.3 2131 2520 53.7 2422 50,600

2700 56.1 2268 2700 59.0 2413 48,500

4350 52.2 1951 4350 58.0 2217 33,500 Compressed

3100 53.1 1769 3100 59.0 2010 26,100 Compressed

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length

Comment

NOS 250 (Part)

2015

40.5

2062

2015

45.0

2343

50,800

3.255"

2230

43.7

2092

2230

48.5

2377

52,100

2460

44.1

2111

2460

49.0

2399

53,000

2495

44.1

2126

2495

49.0

2416

54,500

2520

45.9

2146

2520

51.0

2439

53,300

2700

55.1

2284

2700

58.0

2430

49,100

Compressed

4350

52.2

2079

4350

58.0

2363

41,100

Compressed

3100

52.2

1858

3100

58.0

2111

30,100

Compressed

SPR 250 SP

2015

42.8

2122

2015

47.5

2411

52,200

3.245"

2230

45.9

2138

2230

51.0

2429

51,700

2460

46.4

2140

2460

51.5

2432

52,800

2495

45.5

2142

2495

50.5

2434

53,100

2520

46.8

2122

2520

52.0

2411

51,500

2700

57.0

2285

2700

60.0

2431

50,100

Compressed

4350

54.0

2098

4350

60.0

2384

43,100

Compressed

3100

54.0

1880

3100

60.0

2136

31,600

Compressed

NOTE: All data with AAC 2700 was shot using REM 91/2 primer.

NOTE: All data with AAC 2700 was shot using REM 91/2 primer.

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