My custom Winchester 670 in 35 Whelen has a LimbSaver pad and the muzzle was ported in Michigan by MagnaPort. Barrel length is 24 inches. Recoil is noticeable but not brutal at all. Muzzle jump was eliminated by the MagnaPort process.
35 Whelen is a very good cartridge for all of North America's big game.
Fire up the grill! Deer hunting IS NOT catch and release.