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Loading Bench: What’s Right With The .35 Whelen

The .35 Whelen is all about relatively heavy bullets fired at a sufficient velocity to produce plenty of terminal energy and an adequate trajectory at typical hunting distances.

Wildcat Cartridges That Went Legit

Hundreds of wildcat cartridges have come and gone through the years-some with ridiculous names and others with little ballistic benefit over factory offerings. But a few have offered real advantages and gone mainstream. Here, a veteran handloader reminisces about some of his favorites.

America’s Rejected Caliber

Look at the numbers and you will see there is a lot to like about cartridges with bullets measuring 0.358" across. Some are well-loved and respected, but seldom do shooters vote for them with their pocketbooks. Bigger is better, right? So why not .35?

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