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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:45 am 
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I have a break action single shot Handi rifle in .35 Whelen and I have some lead bullets, but I can't find loads using the powders I've got. I have some loads for .38 S&W using Titegroup and Vihtavuori N-340. They work like a charm in the S&W .38.

Can I use the same data for the .35 Whelen? Same bullet, same powder, but different size cases. I have no fears the load would get the bullet down and out of the longer barrel no problem but I'm wondering how much of a difference the bigger case would make. Maybe top off the load with some filler? Or am I just asking for a big explosion?

I have (.35 Whelen) loads for jacketed bullets of similar weights close to the weights of the lead bullets I have. Can I just go ahead and use that data as is? Reduce by 10%?

Apparently the .35 Whelen is supposed to be "THE" lead bullet rifle. But there are precious few loads published.

I just don't want to go out and buy more bullets and more powder just to use a published load if what I have will work.

This is just for paper targets. Once I have a load that works I can fiddle with it to get it to one I like.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:53 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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I don't know that I'd use jacketed loads for cast bullets. Something to consider would be 35 Rem data. I saw cast loads for that somewhere. Start with middle of the road loads & work up from that point to achieve accuracy. SW

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:49 pm 
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NebrHogger wrote:
I don't know that I'd use jacketed loads for cast bullets. Something to consider would be 35 Rem data. I saw cast loads for that somewhere. Start with middle of the road loads & work up from that point to achieve accuracy. SW
Thanks Steve, nothing in the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook but I can keep looking.
Any thoughts on the .38 S&W loads in the larger .35 Whelen cases?

This all came about when I saw a [ooh! shiny thing]Lee 2 die set in .35 Whelen[/ooh! shiny thing] on an auction site a month or so ago. I had the Handi rifle sitting in a closet for the longest time because I didn't like the store bought ammo, and reading up on loads realized the bullet was the same dia. as the .38S&W. I had a lead pot from way back and finally got it out last summer and cast some (lotsa 'some') .38 bullets. I used pure lead from stained glass 'came' so the weight came out 166g instead of the 158g the mold was supposed to drop.
Anyway, lots of .38 lead bullets, 20 empty cases from the store bought ammo, 80 30-06 cases resized to .35 Whelen, and a lonely rifle sitting moping in the closet. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:20 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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My Lyman Cast Bullet book has loads for 35 Remington and 358 Winchester. Lyman reloading manual #49 also has those calibers & even has a few cast bullet loads for 35 Whelan.

So the good news is you have published data available. Of the suitable powders listed, I like AA 5744. SW

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:19 pm 
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NebrHogger wrote:
My Lyman Cast Bullet book has loads for 35 Remington and 358 Winchester. Lyman reloading manual #49 also has those calibers & even has a few cast bullet loads for 35 Whelan.

So the good news is you have published data available. Of the suitable powders listed, I like AA 5744. SW

Sorry, what I meant to say was Lyman had no loads for powders I have. If I can't find anything then I may have to spring for another powder.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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But that would make things too easy if one powder worked for everything. ;)

AA 5744 is a good all around powder for cast bullets. SW

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