Friday, January 1, 2016

The 35 Whelen: Still Standing

35 Whelen is a powerful medium bore cartridge
I always find it interesting that so many hunters and shooters who have discovered the 35 Whelen not only appreciate it as an efficient killer of big game, but also are drawn to it's history.

Robert Boatman explains: "The .35 Whelen is still standing there, as good as it ever was, even though I would venture to say that a shocking number of American hunters have never even heard of it. It was this country’s first and perhaps best attempt to design an international cartridge, not only for North American elk, moose, bear, boar and bison, but also for Africa’s big antelope and other plains game including the eland which is the size of a horse, and the big cats of all continents, counting the tiger before he retired from the game and the jaguar before he left the Amazon and headed north to the Rio Grande. The actual fact is, the .35 Whelen has been used quite successfully on Cape buffalo and elephant as well."

 You can read the whole article HERE.

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