View Full Version : 35 whelen forming dies
02-16-2006, 09:06 AM
I would like to know the pro and con of forming 3006 brass to 35 whelen... Is it as easy like they say just past them in a 35 whelen die and there you go....wont it make the case neck thin etc etc.... thank you canuck
02-16-2006, 11:55 AM
Canuck, the batch I made started life as 'onceit farred' LCNM '06. One pass through the FL 35 Whelen die and the rest is history. All I shoot is 358009 Improved (.360) in a custom cut chamber on a Shilen bbl. No problem. If anything to mention it is a tad short of spec when fire formed, but seems to make no difference. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it. 40.0/IMR4895/1900fps. sundog
02-16-2006, 12:11 PM
how is the 35 whelen on game with cast bullet...
02-16-2006, 12:20 PM
Canuck, as far as I'm concerned the pro and con is that it didn't cost me anything for brass. So, if I run out and have ample '06 brass on hand, I'll do it again. I think Shuz shot a moose with it, and some others on here have taken deer. I haven't had mine on a hunt yet. I built mine for an Elk hunt, if that should ever happen again. Otherwise my son will inherit a pretty nice rifle -- and he can go elk hunt -- he lives in Colorado anyway. sundog
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