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    Fireforming brass

    I was at the range fireforming 375 whelen improved brass. A friend had given me a bunch of once fired 35 whelen brass so I figured I should do something with them.



    235gr Speer semi spitzer, loaded .002” into the lands, with 53.5gr of IMR4064. I love the way they look.



    Hopefully soon I will start working up a load with 270gr Speer spbt.


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    The 35WhelenAI is a extremely efficient chambering. To me it would be almost perfect for elk,moose,and black bear given the right choice of bullet.
    My choice of action would be single shot (Ruger #1) because of the strength and you could have a longer bbl for the same OAL of the gun. To me a 24-26" would be perfect.
    I absolutely love most AI's. Great gun you got there sir. ---- SAWMAN

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAWMAN View Post
    The 35WhelenAI is a extremely efficient chambering. To me it would be almost perfect for elk,moose,and black bear given the right choice of bullet.
    My choice of action would be single shot (Ruger #1) because of the strength and you could have a longer bbl for the same OAL of the gun. To me a 24-26" would be perfect.
    I absolutely love most AI's. Great gun you got there sir. ---- SAWMAN
    I always wanted a 35 whelen improved. Ive got a standard 35 whelen in a Remington 7600 pump action. That 7600 has been a great rifle.


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    I got to test some Speer 270gr btsp a couple weeks ago. They shot really well. Ive got 5 more loaded up to chronograph.



    58.0gr of RL15, .020” off the lands. Hopefully they will be running about 2500fps.


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    I remember watching a guy do that at the range one day.... he was using cream o wheat and wax.... smelled amazing. he sat there for a couple hours.

    I wished I knew more then to ask more questions.


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    Ive never used the cream of wheat method. Ive always just shot a bullet jammed into the lands.


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    I first got interested in using it when my buddy shot cowboy action type stuff... loaded up super low recoil rounds and used that as a packing.


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