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Good read on the versatile Whelen.

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Re: Good read on the versatile Whelen.

Good read.

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Re: Good read on the versatile Whelen.

The ehelen is a good cartridge. Clearly no 375 H&H.

A strangely written article and interesting that Cooper doesn't even mention the 338 which totally eclipsed the 35 W. He mentions africa hunting and then a mention of 5 '06 rounds to kill a lion as written in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber shot his lion five times with a 30-06 and you heard where that got him." Of course that article is FICTION and didn't occur in the fictional work in Africa, but instead in on a penned hunt on a game farm in the USA IIRC.

Cooper is over 90, maybe time to hang his pen up.
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Re: Good read on the versatile Whelen.

I've read on one of the sites that its the most effecient cartridge out there..or one of the top efficient cartridges can't remember...

I like it so far....for an all around PA bear and deer rifle, I don't think you could do any better....sure, its overkill in somes eyes....but, that heavy hitter piles on the energy and does a number on em....

I had a horrible shot on my buck this year...I noticed it had gut hanging out and couldn't get him stopped for nothin....60-75yd shot hard hard quartering away trotting....I aimed for the far shoulder as my exit....my bullet hit the right ham, blew up the bone, blew through the guts and vitals, blew up the front shoulder and stopped just before exitting....225gr accubond...that might not seem like much, but, it was the biggest bodied buck out of 9 I seen in person this season...biggest of the 3 at camp by a good bit...and blew up the 2 heavier bones in a deer...the shock was so great that most of the inside of the cavity was blood shot purple...couldn't eat the inner loins...the rear ham looked like it got hit with a blender...luckily, that was the same ham some other poor hunter hit earlier that day and it was ruined anyways from the gut getting in the meat...so I would lost that ham anyways....
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Re: Good read on the versatile Whelen.

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Cooper is over 90, maybe time to hang his pen up.
The Colonel passed away in 2006 at the age of 86....
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Re: Good read on the versatile Whelen.

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The ehelen is a good cartridge. Clearly no 375 H&H.

A strangely written article and interesting that Cooper doesn't even mention the 338 which totally eclipsed the 35 W. He mentions africa hunting and then a mention of 5 '06 rounds to kill a lion as written in "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber shot his lion five times with a 30-06 and you heard where that got him." Of course that article is FICTION and didn't occur in the fictional work in Africa, but instead in on a penned hunt on a game farm in the USA IIRC.

Cooper is over 90, maybe time to hang his pen up.



"The short and happy life of Francis Macomber" is a great read though. One of my favorites from Hemingway right up to where that 6.5 Mannlicher smacks Francis in the brain. Sad ending. He was just starting to become likeable.
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