Youâ€™re a loner. You really couldnâ€™t give a ratâ€™s rectum about other calibers, because the Almighty Himself chose Townsend Whelen to enlighten the shooting world, and that man could do no wrong. He may have used the (pathetic) â€™06 case as a basis, but you know the .35 Whelen is the ultimate incarnation of the centerfire rifle cartridge. You keep a .35 Whelen cartridge on the night stand, so it is the last thing you see when you close your eyes, and the first thing you see when you wake up. And it should be that way, after all Col. Whelen also invented sunshine, smiles, bourbon and bacon.
These days, I fear that I am the late 1920s wildcat .25 Roberts cartridge (predecessor to the .257 Roberts). I bought a Niedner rifle with a Bill Sukalle barrel last Fall chambered in that, and I’m still assembling components and tools and trying to figure out how to load it.