Even though I've not yet had a .35 Whelen I believe it is my favorite above .30. I have had a .350 Rem mag and that was very similar. I've owned several .45-70's and .450 Marlins and loaded for them. They're a lot of fun and they really thump stuff at shorter ranges. The 9.3's are tempting me more and more these days. I came close to getting a 9.3X57 Husky recently but the owner was a bit high on his price and wasn't flexible. With everthing else being identical I'd probably choose the 9.3X62 over the .35 Whelen.