The .35 Whelen and the 9.3x62mm Mauser have cases within a millimeter in length and a bullet diameter just a few thousandths apart, so which cartridge would a hunter choose?
As an Alaskan, Cork Graham has seen a number of moose taken with a variety of cartridges. Here are some of his personal favorites.
“Only accurate rifles are interesting.” So goes the quote from Col. Townsend Whelen, and he was right.
Cartridges that start with “.35” have never really caught on in America, but one stamped “Whelen” is enjoying a resurgence in popularity among hunters.
These factory-made cartridges may be under-the-radar, but they are certainly not short on punch or distance, making them excellent choices for game of all sizes.
Just as our favorite colors can be indicative of our personalities, our favorite rifle cartridge can tell an awful lot about us as shooters. Let us begin, shall we, with tongue planted firmly in cheek.
What's deer camp without a good argument over the best whitetail cartridge?