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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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Hornady has a 180gr sp ss/pb interlock stock# 3505 or something like that. It's a bad dude dropped one in it's tracks Saturday morning with it.
The info I have is from a buddy of mine as far as the load goes.
He let me use his rifle and he loaded me some ammo.
He said the bullet is for handguns but works extremly well with his load. He said 2800 fps. Has killed out to 250 yards on good sized deer. Never had one run.
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