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Holy Cow, this is by far the best page on the website with the best informed shooters and moderator. I owned a Ruger 350 Rem Mag
for over 30 years and did all the hunting a man of working class means can do on public land all over the United States. I have shot over 300 animals of over 200 pounds, (some as paid depredation hunter) and a bunch more real biggies. I was never under powered, even at 300/350 yards. Unlike current hunters, I did not shoot further even with a good rest. But I could have.

I always wanted to rebarrel a No. 1 Single shot to seat that bullet way out.
Never did. It was a flat killer, better than hot loaded 45-70, better than 12 guage slugs and not inferior any time to 300 mags. It was surpassed only, sometimes, by 375 with hot loads and 235 grain Speer.

I owned a Rem 600 for a while. Recoil beyond description. Muzzle blast you could roast marshmellows on. In a dim forest I could see flashbulb type flash on surrounding brush when the gun discharged. Even tho I was a fine figure of a man then, it was too much for me. Not so the Ruger 77.

It went into MOA all day with pistol bullets and 16 grains of Unique at 50 yards. After repairing a split in the web in front of trigger about the 10th year I owned it, plus glass bedding, it put all rounds MOA, including the first from a cold barrel, with Hornady 200 grain bullets, or Speer 250 grain, and heaping amounts of IMR 4895. You other 350 fans must have discovered this as the best powder around for the 350.

I should not have sold it, but I had the original box and was offered too much money so sold it. For more than a new in the box model 600 goes for right now.

Who cares what bullet Rem. is going to use in the 673. You can load any one you want and the selection is better than ever. you can probably develope a successfully accurate load using the very bullet Rem. rejected. I do beleive they made a mistake using such a short action. The gent who said history repeats itself was right.

Am into 35 Whelen right now, maybe improved or 358 Hawk. If someone has a 270/30-06 Ruger Express, or vintage Belgian Browning Safari grade they want to sell so I can rebore to 35 please send a couple of e-photos and price (if REASONABLE) to me at [email protected] Thanks to all.
 

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Mikey: Welcome to the site.

I shoot a .35 Whelen in a 7600. I have owned it since about 88 or 89. It is my main battery gun up here in Alaska and I love the caliber.

I think that the 673 will be redesigned eventually without the rib and front sight. Then they will have some buyers, especially up here in AK where powerfull and quick handling are desireable characteristics as well as spell checks. :grin:

Stainless would be even better!

Again welcome!
 

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Mickey: Welcome aboard. Good post on the .350 Remington magnum. I envy and respect your extensive hunting experience. You mentioned using a Ruger No. 1 SS in order to be able to "long throat" bullets in the .350 Remington for enhanced ballistics as compared with short, bolt actions which require the bullet to be seated deeply into the case and thereby reduce powder capacity.

Another shooter chambered a 30-06 length Mauser Mark X for the .350 Remington with a 20" barrel, long throated it for seating 250 grain bullets with the bullet base flush with the case neck, and wrote it up in either Rifle or Handloader Magazine. E ven with his short 20" barrel, he was getting more than 2600 fps (!) with 250 grain bullets. His only complaint was that he did this 30 years ago before the introduction of Nosler partitions and Swift A frame bullets. He complained of bullet breakup on elk with the 250 Grain Speer. This would not occur with the Nosler partitions, Swift A-Frames, etc.

The .350 Remington would be an ideal cartridge for use in a modified, intermediate length milirtary surplus mauser of which there are many available at economical prices. Cheaper than a vintange Browning Safari grade I would think. I am contemplating such a mil-surp/.350 Remington combo myself actually. The .350 Remington, long throated, duplicates the ballistics of the .35 Whelen AI in equal barrel lengths according to data I have reviewed.
 

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358Win

I use a Win M88 and two Savages M99RS and A in 358Win.

Here some ballistics for you from 22in and 24in barrels.

200gr Hornady Interlock 2700fps-3236fpe
220gr Speer 2500fps-3054fpe
225gr Nosler Ballistic Tip 2550fps-3248fpe
250gr Barnes XFB 2425fps-3255fpe
300gr Barnes 2200fps-3225fpe

Also have a Savage M99A Brush Buster in 375Win with 22in barrel

200grFN 2512fps-2801fpe
210gr Barnes X 2425fps-2741fpe
220gr FN 2372fps-2754fpe
235gr Speer 2250fps-2641fpe
260gr Nosler 2100fps-2546fpe

Who needs a bolt action in 35 Whelen or 350 Rem Mag?Lever actions rule!!!Just kidding guys,but these are impressive numbers on two of my lever calibers I've been working on for years.
 

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I'd love to see Rugers little compact 77 in a .358 Win. It and its brother the .356 win. are two of the most underestimated rounds ever.
but 2 of my favorite!
 

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I can not figure why American shooters have not embraced the 35 better. I use a 35-284 for Elk and deer. My 35 will print 1 1/4" to 1 /3/8" groups at 200 yards all day. I have shot few 30's that will do that. I also hate when the various authors tell us that the 35's are great short range cartridges. Loaded with Sierra 225 gr. boattails at 2700 and my 35-284 shoots abaout as flat as a 25-06 at all ranges. I am confident that I can tag a deer much further than I shoud be shooting at them, I just don't push my own abilities, besides when they are at over 200 yards, chances are I can get a lot closer. I am thinking about building a .358 STA. Probably gonna be the ultimate 35 for me.
 

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.350 Remington magnum

I had a model 660 in .350 mag. for several years after they came out. It was a wonderful little gun and I wish I hadn't gotten a bad case of "tradeittis". I have always intended to buy a remington Mag. bolt face action (or a 30/06 length with the bolt face opened up) and have it rebarreled to this caliber. It just needed those 250 grain bullets seated out further than the short action would allow. I have noticed that the .35 whelen loads in most books are even with the .350 mag., this due to the whelen being in a long enough action to allow full powder capacity (the two cases are almost equal in volume), and having a slightly longer barrel. Anyway, I liked the caliber and I sure hope that I don't happen upon one of the new Rem. model 7's in that caliber, or I will probably get "tradeittis" again.
Hoghunter
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Rem 600

I am also a big fan of 35 Cal.

I also have a Rem 600 in 350 Mag. I had in Teflon coated and a Brownell's Steel trigger guard that replaced the factory one. I would like to get the Brownell's Steel Vent Rib also. I have a 1.5x5 Leupold on it and handload it using:

250 Speer SPT
IMR 4320 @ 54.0
Rem Case
Fed 215 GM Primers

Recoil is stout, but makes a excellent Moose and bear gun.
 

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350 Remington Magnum

Am considering buying a Remington Classic in this cartridge. Is magazine length a problem in the Remington 700 as it was in the Remington 600 and 660?
 

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350 RM

You can seat your bullets out a little longer in the 700's action, I favor the 600 due to being more compact, like a guide gun. In a long gun I suggest the 35 Whelen in a 7600 or Ruger. Brass is much cheaper and easy to makefrom 30-06 brass and you get the same ballistics and vel.
 
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