An excellent point, and a shame it's worked like that. I own both a .35 Whel and .338/06 and they both have less felt recoil to me than any of my .300 mags and I'd prefer one of them over any .300 mag against anything with teeth and me in their "space" any day!I think the reason the .35 whelen and .338-06 and like didnt really take off was due to the release of the magnums, .338wm, .300wm, 7mm rm and so on. That began an era of fast and flat trajectory and the accompanied downrange energy. It has lasted decades. Only recently is the industry going back to all the fine early cartridges, maybe tweaking them a bit to gain interest etc.
Cuz they were willing to put up the expense to develope the round for commercial production, (basically getting that testing and data for SAMMI) not to mention getting a firearms mfg. to produce rifles for it. It's no different than others such as the .25-06 and your mentioned the 7-08.I'm lost on how Federal can call this a .338 Federal somewhat implying they thought this up on their own. Give credit to the wildcatters
and especially to the first person to publish about this idea should anyone have access to older literature and perhaps find this person's writing.
This is a good idea and I hope it does well in the marketplace. Personally, I have long wondered why the .338-06 did not get "its place in the sun" as it has been a great wildcat cartridge for many years and deserved more publicity/acceptance.
Anyway, congrats to Federal for bringing this idea to the mainstream
purchasers of firearms and ammo. Maybe this fall we will see a larger number of manufacturers chambering products for this round.
Well I totally don't understand the above comment?I don't get it. Might as well throw the bullets............. Flame suit on, let her rip.