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Post by cerobin1 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:19 pm

What are yalls thoughts on the main differnces between the two as it pertains to deer hunting?

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by jbpmidas on Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:52 am

Trajectory, trajectory, trajectory! If I had not found such a good deal on my .45-70, I would have bought a .35 Whelen.

Both will do the job though! What type of hunting do you do?

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by cerobin1 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:40 pm

Whitetail deer and hogs in the MS delta. Farthest shot about 125 yards in most places, sometimes 150 yards

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by cerobin1 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:42 pm

The 444 or 45/70 has more knock down power though, correct? Is that flat & fast stiill better than a nasty punch on the end? Keep in mind that shot placement is always spot on

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by Joe S. on Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:13 pm

the 35 whelen is bringing a punch with it. it is a pretty big chunk of lead. altho not as big as the 444 or 45/70 it still is a chunk.

i would think 35 whelen would be sufficient for anything the 444 or 45/70 is and better in other situations...

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Post by cranedriver on Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:53 pm

Since most of my hunting falls in the 125yd or less range the 45-70 has seen all the deer hunting action from me for the past two years since I have gotten it. It all depends on your situation if you want a little more distance then go for the .35. I personally like to hunt up close.

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Post by mildot on Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:10 pm

Never owned a 35, but I have shot several deer with my 444 H & R. Never had one get and run away lol

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by Xd357 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:23 pm

Love my .35. It's a step above the .444. But out of the .444 or the 45-70 I'd pick the .444.

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by Doug Bowser on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:30 pm

When the .35 Whelen was developed, it was designed to take on Large American Game. The Winchester .375 H&H Mag was not in production and the long Mauser actions available from Germany were very expensive. The shorter ctg was just right for the 1903 action and the problem of an inexpensive Big Bear rifle was solved. The .35 Whelen is much more powerful that a .444 marlin and at longer ranges outclasses the .45-70.

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by Joe S. on Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:01 pm

Just get the 450 marlin and be done with it. Smile

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Post by Chaddy-P on Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:10 am

35 can sling a Nosler 225 grain accubond bullet over 2800fps. The specs on the box say zero at 100yrds is 1.9" high 200. 444 can't touch that.. So much for primitive weapon huh?

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Post by msredneck on Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:32 am

depends on rifle you shooting it out of...hard to compare a 35 whelen out of an encore with a short barreled 35 whelen handi rifle

I've been disasppointed in my 444 Marlin Handi...well documented on other threads

Next years primative weapon will be a Encore Prohunter in 35 Whelen with a barrel of sufficient length...I'm not sold on these short barreled Handi's any more

The 35 Whelen was the poor mans 375 H&H way back in the day...its a bad boy...but you still gotta have enough pipe to get velosity out of it

444 marlin might be fine out of something like a guide gun...but that aint no single shot primative weapon is it

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by Beladran on Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:53 pm

i know its off topic but i might play around a little with a 405 win barrel and see what i can come up with. but idk. im getting to were i dont like the 35 because everyone has one lol i know i know

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by 94LEVERFAN on Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:43 pm

Killed a nice 7 pt this morning with my 444 handi-rifle. Ranged at 187 yards. Went all of 30 yds. Not bad free hand out of a lean-to stand. Like them Hornady leverevolutions.

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by btr568 on Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:23 pm

Well on 12-11-10 at 4pm,i got to baptize my H&R 35 Whelen.At 170 yards it put some big bacon in the freezer,1 shot, high and back in the neck.Dropped so fast I thought I had missed,never made a step.

Now I am looking for a barrel for my Savage bolt action,in the same caliber,just a awesome round.

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by Beladran on Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:06 am

Chaddy-P wrote:35 can sling a Nosler 225 grain accubond bullet over 2800fps. The specs on the box say zero at 100yrds is 1.9" high 200. 444 can't touch that.. So much for primitive weapon huh?

you sure that aint -1.9 inchs ???

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by Xd357 on Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:42 am

Naw beldran the .35 is just that good. Lol

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by Beladran on Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:00 am

maybe they should chamber glocks in 35whelen so they will be half way decent! ha

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by btr568 on Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:28 pm

"Neck when you are ready to let that 444 go,give me a holler

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Re: 35 whelen vs 444

Post by rdj94a on Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:01 am

35 whelen has plenty of knock down power regret selling mine

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