When it comes to the .35 Whelen, many start its history with Remington Arms in their Model 700 rifle, released in 1988. However, the origin of the .35 Whelen started much sooner. IN 1922, Colonel Townsend Whelen, along with Frankford Arsenal’s head machinist James Howe, began working on what was then a wildcat cartridge. Whelen was hoping for a round with increased long-range performance over its predecessor, the .30-06.
Once they were satisfied with the round, the .35 Whelen was introduced in 1923. It served as the perfect balance that Whelen was looking for, seeing as it had a wide bullet front along with a high bullet weight, giving it an excellent service area, as well as the ability to accurately hit a mark at long-range. Whelen would later say, of the .35 Whelen, that is made an “excellent all-around hunting cartridge” and it was “well suited to large North American game .”
While Whelen was the brains behind the round, Howe was the gunsmith. Howe, who would later go on to form the custom gun company Griffin and Howe, created the first gun chambered in the .35 Whelen. The round lost popularity in 1935 when Holland and Holland release the .375 H&H from proprietary status. However, it quickly rose again in popularity when Remington, renowned for adapting wildcat cartridges, released their model 700 in 1988. .
Each box contains 25 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.