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35 Whelen Reloaders write in

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I used Speer 180gr flat points in my 35 Whelen this year at 2700 fps
it was very accurate on paper but blew up on the shoulder bone of the first deer I shot.

I have emailed all the bullet manufacturers asking why can't they make a 180 gr. bullet
that is pointed and designed to hold up on whitetail deer for the velocity the Whelen gets
2600-2800 fps . I really like the 180 gr weight because of the lighter recoil and flatter trajectory that a 180 gr PSP should achieve.

I really think there would be a market for them here in Mississippi where the Whelen is legal for the Primitive Weapon season and We really don't need a heavy bullet for Mississippi whitetails.

If everybody that has Whelen will email the bullet manufactures "Hornady, Speer, Sierra, and Barnes" they might take notice and make something for us.
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200 grains for me

I've had excellent accuracy out of both the 225 Accubond as well as 200gr Hornady sp. Both loads performed perfectly, excellent mushroom, drop in the tracks knockdown. I had considered the 180 but just never got around to loading any.
I'll take Hornady with IMR-4064 or RL15. As for the Hornady - all bullet shapes I've tried work very well with the exception of the FTX in 35. Barnes and Nosler are excellent. I've never really been that fired up on Speer or Sierra
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