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Old 02-15-2010, 09:05 AM
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Reading the new, March 2010 Rifle mag, saw an article about the latest/greatest wildcat...the 300 Whelen, aka the .30-35 Whelen.

Great ballistics w/ a wide range of bullet weights. Versatile as heck.

Check it out. If it gets popular we could give the 358 Win and the 358 Norma the same neckdown treatment with equally amazing results.

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Uhhhh, I smell a rat!
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:45 AM
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It will never catch on.

How could anything .30 caliber become useful with that .35 Whelan case size?

Sometimes people try too hard to be "different". I prefer to stick with the old tried and true.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:03 AM
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wouldn't that be a 30-06?
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:59 AM
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Yup - think Spomer is pulling the same gag that Barness pulled some years ago with the "B-29" wildcat that actually was the 7.5x55 Swiss cartridge. In this case, they necked the .35 Whelen down to .308 and made the .300, known as the 30-06 by any other name.
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I hear they have a 27-06 in the last stages of development. Can't wait to get the ballistics on that smoker.
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Next thing ya know, they'll have a 25-35 Whelen...now THAT would be a really great cartridge! (JSR76 should love that! )
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:05 PM
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Wouldn't that be a 30-06 imp? Instead of a .300 Whelen.
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The 35 Whelen is not improved, but if you necked it down to .308 and blew the neck out, that would surely be something nobody else ever thought of before! You could make the 35 Whelen cases from 30-'06 and then neck them down so you could fire-form them.
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:16 PM
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So just so there is no confusion the .300 whelan is superior to the 30-06 and 30-06 A.I? I just looked for information on this round, found a little better info on 24 hr campfire but still not much, does anyone know what this really is? what type of advantage it offers over the AI '06? im confused on this one, waiting for you know it alls to step up.

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Old 02-15-2010, 02:43 PM
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I think you can use 7.62 - '06 brass for it if you can't find any 300.
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would a person be able to fireform '06 cases instead of necking down .35 whelen?
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would a person be able to fireform '06 cases instead of necking down .35 whelen?

I think you would have to use 7.62x63mm brass or it would never work properly. Only other choice is to neck down the Whelen cases.
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You're a cruel man, Saskshooter. Having that poor guy use 7.62 brass when it would be so much easier to neck up the 6.8x64mm stuff...
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I've been thinking about the .300 Whelen for years. It seems pretty good but it lacks the kind of magazine writeups that make a cartridge really effective and popular. Are any of the big gun writers behind this? Do you think they will ever commercialize it?
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Only down side is that the cartridge is too long for a Remington short action receiver. That's where the .30-358 Win finds a real niche. Now if those 338 Federal fans would just get with the program....
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Actually, you could revive the old 7mm Express Remington cartridge by simply necking up as well, but that brass may be very hard to find now. I haven't seen any 7mm Rem. Express ammo, except at gun shows, in a long time.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:55 PM
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you wanna hear about a crazy wild cat .take a 30-06 neck down to .277 cal then fire form it to .358 caliber wonder how good that be?.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:27 PM
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It will never work, better add the word "MAGNUM" to the title...should sell then.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:51 AM
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Barness was making the point that the .30-06 is a fantastic cartridge and better than any short of the .375H&H. People hate the .30-06 because they it's a common cartridge. Put a goofy namr on it and they'd be all over it.
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