The 35 Winchester introduced in 1903 complimented the 405 as the baby brother necked down to 35 Caliber. While not as much energy out to 100 yards it soon overtakes it from there on out. The factory loads launched a 250gr bullet at 2200 fps from the 24" barrels in the model 1895 Lever Action guns it was designed for. That proved sufficient to take the largest game in North America at moderate ranges. Because of its rimmed case headspace is not a problem. It falls right in there with handloads between a .358 Winchester and 35 Whelen calibers. It is capable of over 3000 ft lbs of energy at the muzzle with the 250 grain bullets and because of the box magazine of the 1895 can be loaded with spire pointed bullets to greatly enhance long range shooting over the .348 or 33 Winchester with there flat nosed projectiles. And in closing if you are a 35 caliber fan even the .350 Rem Mag when fired from the 18" barrel of the model 600 Remingtons has nothing over the old 35 Winchester with a good handload from a 24" barrel. A great Moose, Bear or Elk rifle with some advantages in the brush.
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