38 Whelen – 38 Whelen For Sale


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38 Whelen | 38 Whelen Ammo | 38 Whelen Cva

38 Whelen is a very powerful medium bore rifle cartridge that does not require a magnum bolt face or magnum action. The origin or parent of this cartridge the Springfield, which is necked -up to a ullet diameter of 9.11mm. This cartridge has more power than its parent, especially in killing power of large game. Suitable .358 in (9.1 mm) bullets range in weight from 150 to 300 grains. Using a 250-grain (16 g) bullet, the .38 Whelen will generate 3,500 ft⋅lbf (4,700 J) at the muzzle from a 24 in (61 cm) barrel.  With the correct bullet choice this cartridge is suitable for virtually all thin-skinned large and dangerous game.

38 Whelan | 38 Whelen For Sale

38 Whelan has a Maximum point blank range on an 8-inch target is a smooth 300 yards with this 225-grain projectile. This suggests you could hire it to hunt pronghorns and mule deer or even mountain sheep while retaining good to excellent punch and penetration for elk, moose, and rampaging grizzlies

Type Rifle
Place of origin USA
Production history
Designer Col. Townsend Whelen / James Howe
Designed 1922
Parent cartridge .30-06
Case type Rimless, bottleneck
Bullet diameter .358 in (9.1 mm)
Neck diameter .385 in (9.8 mm)
Shoulder diameter .441 in (11.2 mm)
Base diameter .472 in (12.0 mm)
Rim diameter .473 in (12.0 mm)
Case length 2.494 in (63.3 mm)
Overall length 3.340 in (84.8 mm)
Rifling twist 1-16″
Primer type Large rifle
Ballistic performance

Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
180 gr (12 g) FN 2,963 ft/s (903 m/s) 3,510 ft·lbf (4,760 J)
200 gr (13 g) SP 2,798 ft/s (853 m/s) 3,478 ft·lbf (4,716 J)
225 gr (15 g) SBT 2,613 ft/s (796 m/s) 3,412 ft·lbf (4,626 J)
250 gr (16 g) RN 2,523 ft/s (769 m/s) 3,535 ft·lbf (4,793 J)


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