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Old June 17, 2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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.35 Whelen .270 Win.

hi guys im new to the TFL. ,i was wanting to know if .270win. brass can be loaded to .35whelen specs.

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Old June 17, 2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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So long as it hasn't been fired too many times, or work-hardened, it should be fine. You'll probably even end up with a case length that's only a hair too long (if at all).

If it's R-P .35 Whelen brass, it's drawn as .280 Rem, until the final forming step. So, what you've got is .270 Win / .280 Rem, that gets expanded to .35 caliber (and has a thin neck at .35 caliber).
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Old June 18, 2011, 12:37 AM   #3
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thanks frankenmauser...

all the brass i have is once fired .270 win mostly nickle plated winchester.
i use to own a nice rem.700 woodsman,woodmaster 270win older model it was a really nice hunting rifle and i have alot of brass left over.i traded it for a H&R 500S&W for hog hunting,i then found the .35whelen perfect in the middle rifle for deer and hogs.i want to get into reloading for better ammo selection so its good to know i can use all of this left over brass...thanks again

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Old June 18, 2011, 03:00 PM   #4
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If it's mostly nickle 270 cases, figure on losing a lot of your cases due to split necks. William
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Old June 18, 2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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You'd probably have a little more success fireforming the .270 brass if it's nickle plated, rather than running it through an expander.

Remember to check overall length. .270 Win. is longer than .35 Whelen brass. You'll likely lose a lot of that length in the fireforming process, but it may still be long.

Or short.

Or right on the money.

No way to tell.
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Old June 18, 2011, 05:57 PM   #6
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To form .35 Whelen cases from .270 Winchester will most likely require two steps. The first step is to size to .30 and then size to .35. This is a lot of stretching and when completed the necks might not hold the bullet sufficiently. If you must form you cases use 30/06 Springfield. Better yet, purchase a 100 .35 Whelen cases that will last you years.

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Old June 18, 2011, 06:59 PM   #7
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Sell the .270 Brass and buy some 06 or Whelen or Trade it for 30-06 and for those to .35 ! From .277 to .358 is quite a stretch . if you can do it without crushing them , I think you're going to end up with very thin neck walls ! JMHO
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Old June 18, 2011, 09:10 PM   #8
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you guys are great,there is such a wealth of information on this forum.
that was just the info i needed,looks like ill be buying some 35whelen brass
ill keep the 270win stuff i may get another some day.thanks again guys i know i have joined the right forum i hope that i can contribute to the members.
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Old June 18, 2011, 09:45 PM   #9
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i went to cheaper than dirt looking for brass,and seen that they had 35whelen superformance for 25$ a box so i orderd 10 boxes.im set on brass.
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Old June 18, 2011, 10:08 PM   #10
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The .270 brass is 2.540" and '06 and Whelen measure 2.494. Like others posted, you'd be better served getting '06 brass.
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Old June 19, 2011, 12:00 AM   #11
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all the brass i have is once fired .270 win mostly nickle plated winchester.
STOP!!!

Nickel-plated brass won't work. You'll lose 95% or more of your cases, due to the plating being bonded to the nickel. When the plated cracks, it tears the brass, as well. Nickel plated brass is not an option for forming processes that require that much of a change.
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Old June 19, 2011, 02:27 AM   #12
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Hi. A lot less fuss to buy brass. You can either sell or trade the .270 brass. Or buy another .270.
"...500S&W..." Pricey stuff. You have the Magnum or the Special? Not much difference in the price. If you can find it.
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