Great old round. I haven't hunted with one on years but like said above. Ranchdog will probably chime in he has some.
Haah! I guess I'm a broken record. I do own several rifles chambered in the 35 Rem; a bolt, lever, and pump, and it is a great cartridge for hunting the greater part of Texas. A one point several years ago, brass became tough to find, but that seems to be resolved.
The SAAMI 33.5K PSI limit is a bit anemic, but in a Marlin, I'm good with 40.0K PSI. With my Rem 600, I shoot it like a 358 Win. The Remington 200-grain Core-Lokt is a standard, with a jacketed bullet, but my preference is the Speer 180-grain HCFP. I've always wanted to try the Sierra 200-grain PHRN, and I've used the Hornady #3515 InterLock. I use a 190-grain bullet of my design which NOE sells with either the standard lube grooves or with Micro-Bands for tumble lubing.
I do think the 35 Rem is a good cast bullet rifle and there are plenty of different molds offered. If I was buying cast bullets, I probably go with the Montana Bullet Works RCBS 82028
sized to .359" and using the MBW treated alloy.
My Marlin is a 336D which was a special run 336 Guide Gun. I have it setup with the XS Sights system, and it is a super hunting rifle.
My ballistics with H335.
Personally, I don't have a problem hunting with it out to 250-yards. Here are the terminal calculations.
As far as the 30-30 Win vs. the 35 Rem debate, there is always the 35-30!
With the strength of the Win M94 action, it offers a lot of possibilities.