Buckfever said:Thanks all for the comparisons and listed ballistics. I picked up a Tikka Whitetail Hunter in a new .308, wood and blue that had been riding the wood gun rack because in that rural area everybody shoots common names. I don't mean that is bad , I have had and still do guns of many makers.
Recently I have been thinking about making a trade of the Tikka for a 35 Whelen and use it for big whitetails in Canada. I don't want to develop a flench and it would have to be accurate my Tikka's have spoiled me. I thought that a 225gr bullet might slow them down. Those 300lb bucks just take off like you hit them in the butt with a .22. They are usually found not more than 200 yards away. So these are the reasons I asked for real gun hunters experiences. Thank you all for the information.
p.s. just once I would like to flatten one, be good for my head!!
Buckfever said:What .358 are you using and please talk about recoil and knock down power. Thanks Buckfever