Getting Out With An Old 25-35

shrapnel

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I got this Winchester High Wall earlier this year and wanted to get a deer with it. It is a scarce takedown high wall with double set triggers and chambered in 25-35 Winchester. It is in exceptional shape and quite accurate. I got this deer in a real bad snow storm and was able to get within 120 yards for the shot…


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shrapnel

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The 25-35 is an overlooked cartridge today, but it was the original fast twist when it came out in 1895. It had to have 1:8 to stabilize the longer 117 grain round nose bullet. The performance of the 117 grain round nose is more than adequate, and quite honestly is a better design for the cartridge, as it is not a long range cartridge at all.

I have had a 25-35 of one kind or another since I was a kid and have killed plenty of deer and antelope with it...

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Four22

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Nothin better than hunting with the old rifles. My Remington Rolling Block is headed to the woods with me next week for deer.
 

GoGriz

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Do you shoot any other bullets than the 117 gr, or is that many what you cycle through all your 25-35s?
 

2rocky

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Do you shoot any other bullets than the 117 gr, or is that many what you cycle through all your 25-35s?
117 gr is the only factory load you can find. I don't remember seeing any other projectile listed for it in reloading manuals either. I do not even know of any other .25 calibers with a 117gr. load.


 

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