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Chuck N. Lead
09-08-2005, 08:11 PM
Found these old boxes of cartridges at the hardware store down the street. I couldn't find any information on "Steve's pages" or in my loading manuals. As a matter of fact, I've never heard of a 25-35 Winchester. Chambered for a lever action no doubt. Any idea how I can find out when these were produced?
Chuck N. Lead
09-08-2005, 08:17 PM
09-09-2005, 07:28 AM
25-35 Info (http://www.chuckhawks.com/25-35Win.htm)
More Stuff (http://www.gunblast.com/Winchester_25-35.htm)
Google is a wonderful thing... http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-cool-shades-down.gif
09-09-2005, 08:43 AM
I believe that is the caliber that Mr. Jordan shot the former world record typical whitetail with.
If you have not read the account of this hunt, it is defintley a must read!
11-02-2005, 12:12 AM
I have one. It is a savage lever (not a 99), made a long time ago. I will post the model when I pull it out the next time I shoot it.
11-02-2005, 01:01 PM
This is what Cartridges of the world 6th edition says
The 25-35 was developed by Winchester and introduced in 1895 for the Model94 lever-action rifle. Along with the 30-30, it was one of the first small bore, smokeless powder, sporting cartridges developed in the United States. Winchester, Marlin and Savage all chambered repeating lever-action rifles for this cartridge. Quite a few single shot rifles also chambered the 25-35, and in europe it was used in combination-type arms. The european designation is the 6.5x52rmm. No American rifles have been made for the 25-35 since the end of WW11.
The 25-35 is one of the most accurate cartridges available in the older lever-action rifles. In a good solid frame single shot, it will about as accurately as any 25 ever developed. It does not have sufficent velosity to be much of a long-range cartridge for any purpose, and it has never been noted for great stopping power on deer or similar animals. It is just about the minimum yhat should ever be used on deer, and in fact it won't qualify for this purpose in many states. There are still a large number of 25-35 rifles in use, but it is more or less obsolete. It is not nearly as efective as the 250-3000 Savage, .257 Roberts or any of the more modern 6mm cartridges. However, it does have very moderate recoil and will do a good job on small game and varmints at medium ranges. It can be improved by performence handloading, but not a great deal because rifles using this round are intended for low pressure in the35,000 to 39,000 pounds per square inch bracket.
Hope this helps.
11-11-2005, 07:57 AM
What did they cost you? I have a winchester in that caliber and could use a box. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-gunfighter-yellow.gif
My Lord you make me feel old!! I remember when all Win. ammo came in a box like that and 25-435's were fairly common around deer camp.
01-14-2006, 05:02 PM
How strange that this topic should come back up.
Just got an email from Dave Campbell, editor of Guns and Shooting. He was on a promotional hunt at the King Ranch in TX (some people have all the luck) and since the "theme" was traditional lever-actions, he was using a Win 94 in 25-35. I'm assuming he's gonna write up the hunt on the magazine in the near future, but his total animals for the week was pretty impressive. A couple cull bucks, some javelina, a hog, and some management does... all done with the 25-35. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-shootin-green.gif
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