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.35 Whelen History & Ballistics
The .35 Whelen is a medium-bore wildcat rifle cartridge that was developed in 1922 by Col. Townsend Whelen. It doesn’t require a magnum action or bolt face and is more powerful than its parent 30.06 Springfield cartridge. Remington standardized the cartridge in 1988 as a commercial round and chambered their Remington model 700 firearm with it.
.35 Whelen rifles are popular weapons for large, thin-skinned, game.
.35 Whelen Specifications
The .35 Whelen cartridge is a rimless, bottleneck cartridge .358 inches (9.1mm) in diameter, extending to the neck (.385 inches, 9.8 mm) and the base (.472 inches, 12.0mm). The shoulder diameter is .441 inches (11.2mm) and the case length is 2.494 inches (63.3 mm). The rifling twist is 1:16, and the primer type is for a large rifle. The .35 Whelen cartridge is ballistic twins with the .350 Remington Magnum.
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