.35 Whelen

Reloading data for .35 Whelen cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_486
Load data for caliber ".35 Whelen"
The .35 Whelen is a rifle cartridge developed by Colonel Townsend Whelen, a noted rifleman and writer, in the early 1920s. It was designed as a high-powered cartridge that could take down large game animals like moose and elk at longer ranges.

The cartridge is based on a modified .30-06 Springfield case, which was necked up to accept .358 caliber bullets. The resulting cartridge has a bullet diameter of .358 inches and a case length of 2.494 inches.

The .35 Whelen is capable of firing bullets weighing between 200 and 300 grains at muzzle velocities ranging from 2,500 to 2,800 feet per second. It is a powerful cartridge that is suitable for hunting a wide range of game animals, including moose, elk, and brown bear, at longer ranges than the .30-06 Springfield.

One of the main advantages of the .35 Whelen is its long-range accuracy, which makes it popular among long-range shooters and hunters. It is also known for its ability to deliver heavy, hard-hitting bullets that can take down large game animals with ease.

The .35 Whelen is typically chambered in bolt-action rifles, and a number of firearms manufacturers produce rifles that are chambered for the .35 Whelen cartridge. It is also used in some single-shot and semi-automatic rifles.

Today, the .35 Whelen remains a popular choice for hunting large game animals at longer ranges. It is widely available and relatively affordable compared to some of the more specialized cartridges on the market.

You find .35 Whelen with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: .35 Whelen
Cartridge Type: Rimless
Bullet Diameter: 0.358 '' | 9.09 mm
Primer Size: Large Rifle (LR)
Max. Case Length (l3):2.48'' | 63.09 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:3.34'' | 84.84 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:58016 psi | 4000 bar
The Commission internationale permanente pour l'épreuve des armes à feu portatives ("Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms" – commonly abbreviated as C.I.P.) is an international organisation which sets standards for safety testing of firearms. (The word portatives ("portable") in the name refers to the fact the C.I.P. tests small arms almost exclusively; it is ordinarily omitted from the English translation of the name.) As of 2015, its members are the national governments of 14 countries, of which 11 are European Union member states. The C.I.P. safeguards that all firearms and ammunition sold to civilian purchasers in member states are safe for the users.
To achieve this, all such firearms are first proof tested at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses. The same applies for cartridges; at regular intervals, cartridges are tested against the C.I.P. pressure specifications at the ammunition manufacturing plants and at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses.

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