IMPERIAL SPORTING .35 UP TO .399"

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35 WHELEN

The 35 Whelen was introduced by Whelen on September 15th, 1923 in the American Rifleman in an article titled American Heavy Caliber Rifles for Large Game. Whelen reported that they were getting 2834 fps with a 200 grain bullet and 2635 fps with a 250 grain one. In this article Whelen tells about both the .400 & .35 Whelen. "I think that time will show that this rifle (.35 Whelen) and its cartridge are very ideal for the sportsman who wishes a powerful and accurate weapon for the larger American game. It has not the power or bone smashing qualities of the .400, but it certainly is ample in this respect for all of our game, and one can probably assure a larger proportion of hits at a very long sporting ranges than he could with the .400. In other words, the .400 is more of an African rifle, and this .35 is more of an American rifle."