I've had a dozen or so Maxis in various single shots but this one continues to amaze me. A friend in CT found it and it had surface rust all over it. The chamber appears to be cut with a drill bit and it had a cracked buttplate.
I cleaned it up and Duracoated it myself. I have found quite acceptable accuracy using Fury 180gr TC bullets and heavy cast bullets.
My son used it this year to harvest his first deer. It was loaded with a MP Molds 200gr Penta HP bullet propelled to 1160fps with a dose of Viht Tin Star.
Now I have discovered that Barnes released a 180gr TSX FN designed specifically for the 35 Remington.
Here are the results of my collaboration. 😎
I believe I will start with A1680 and see where that goes. The Barnes bullet seats just a smidge deeper than the Fury but I will still proceed to load with due dilligence given to the difference in bullet composition. I'm hoping for at least 1900fps mv.
I will later test them in a box filled with wet newspapers after the freezing temps subside.
Z, They're in Northbrook. You could have driven there and gotten it faster. Of course, that is only if it was actually in stock. Sometimes I think they intentionally don't convert to a live tracking system just so they can play the float and make interest off our money while we wait for them to ship.
Today I chrono'd two 357 Max loads with this 180gr TSX FN bullet. 24gr of Lil Gun only averaged 1880 fps while 28gr of A1680 averaged 1960 fps and edged out Lil Gun for accuracy. Given their design parameters I believe they will be a fine bullet for deer hunting.