35 whelen

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  1. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

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    IMG_3121.PNG so given the gun show and 450 bushmaster didn't work out I thought to myself... I really miss my 35 whelen. Now I have a single shot 44 Cva and it's amazingly accurate. So I picked up this beauty for 319.00. Is it deer season yet?
     
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    Very cool looking rifle!

    I am thinking of getting one in 45-70 for Ohio gun season.
     

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    Can you use the 45-70 in Ohio?
     
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    You should my experience with these has been great!! Plus you can't beat the price! I wish they'd make a 450 bushmaster
     
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    Yes, we can even use a 50-110!
    ...We have some tough deer! ;)
     
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    Mounted today 3x9 Nikon pro staff
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    Yes, almost any straight wall cartridge from .38 Special on up. I have a Marlin .375 Winchester lever gun set up to hunt here.
     
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  8. sharps4590

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    Ohio's gun laws regarding cartridges allowed seems as goofy as Missouri's. Game agencies evidently have absolutely no concept of ballistics.

    Until a few years ago I was never very interested in 35 cal. cartridges. I'd read tons about the 35 Whelen and thought it a fine cartridge, still do! Then, a few years back, I acquired this elegant Johann Peterlongo Mauser in 9 X 71 Peterlongo. Think 35 Whelen on steroids.


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  9. Jeff Brown

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    Sharps of all the stocks you and I have discussed over the years. This one here talks to me..that's a nice rifle
     
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    Thanks Jeff. I sort of think so. As much joshing as there was about the 9 X 71 Peterlongo I'm surprised you don't remember that one. That's one of the cartridges I did the work up for in COTW. Time gets away from me so it may have been as much as 5 years ago I picked up that one.
     
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    oh I remember it well. The only thing I didn't like of it. And I think you and I discussed it, was position of sling mounts
     
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    That's right!! We certainly did. Your memory is obviously better than mine until prompted...lol!!
     
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    That a sweet rifle and I'll have to read up on that caliber, I really like the 35 cartridges, they're great for deer. Heavy hitting without killing your shoulder. I posted this awhile back I restored a 141 in 35 Remington, still haven't shot it yet.
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