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Been shooting 348 since 1976 have only shot one box of factory ammo back then have shot mostly Hornady's 200 gr. until I found Cutting Edge Bullets....I shoot 175 gr. Raptors....the only animal on Earth I wouldn't shoot with one is a elephant.....

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Like I said I don't have a 348, but in my 30-30 I've went to Hawk totally. I was doing fine on whitetails with Rem CL and Win PP's. Then all this mess hit, and I hadn't stocked on either. Kept waiting and waiting thinking they would show up. Completely ran out, used some Sierras to get by. Finally decided to splurge, called on the phone Feb 2021. Said the 250 i ordered I should have by May. Had them by late March. Fine people to deal with and I'll gladly pay more for their bullets now. If I had a 33wcf or 348, no one else I would consider besides Hawk. But I don't deal with Grizzly or Cape Buffalo.

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I am going to lock up my ABW .348 bullets with my gold bars and diamonds, etc.!

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I picked up a winchester 71 last year and ended up getting some hornady ftx bullets off of gun broker. I haven't had a chance to load any up yet, but while I was looking at Hammer bullets i saw that they make a .348 157gr bullet. Here is the link.

https://hammerbullets.com/product/348-cal-162g-shock-hammer/

I haven't used any hammer bullets before but they seem to be fairly popular. Just thought I was pass the link along incase someone is in need of bullets.

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Originally Posted by 1Akshooter
I am going to lock up my ABW .348 bullets with my gold bars and diamonds, etc.!


LOL, i have around 100 rounds loaded with the old 250gr barnes bullet, 4 boxes of the ABW 250gr Kodiaks, the box of 270gr Hawks 450Fuller sent along with a 4 box order at Hawk for the 0.035" thick jacketed 270gr bullets, that should do my old Model 71 for as long as i can carry it in the woods to hunt, speaking of, it's going out this season.


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Natchez had the 250 grain Barnes in stock Tuesday at $54 a box .


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There's options to keep an 348 running. It's been mentioned that swaging down 35 cal bullets can work. Casting 348 bullets survey can work. Another real possibility would be to paper patch 338 250gr roundnose bullets. If paper patching 338 work that would be amazing and make all those boutique hard to find bullets obsolete. I'd wager the 338 bullet is pretty tough at 348 win velocities.

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Graf has Barnes original 348 bullets in stock (1145am cst 4/22)

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/27635

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Ammoseek listing 200 grain hornadys @ SSM ?

Are they legit ?

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Originally Posted by Maine_Rifle
Ammoseek listing 200 grain hornadys @ SSM ?

Are they legit ?


Ammo seek is not one source . It is a search engine for ammo so it depends on who they show having the ammo as to whether it is legitimate or not. It just points you to a site that claims to have what you are looking for.


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Thanks for reply Ed , I was actually referring to SSM .

Appears legit , per UPS I will have delivery Friday , not a bad find they had a decent selection of hornady bullets , I had never heard of them but when I searched they came back as ok .

Ammo Seek is a handy search engine .

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Originally Posted by EddieSouthgate
Natchez had the 250 grain Barnes in stock Tuesday at $54 a box .

I just ordered 2 boxes. They have 3 left.


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I just ordered some cast from Montana Bullet Works


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MidwayUSA has bullets


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Originally Posted by 450Fuller
Keep in mind that cast bullets do offer potential as target and fire-forming options. They are not particularly suited for hunting applications.
At higher velocities, gas checks are required to prevent leading in barrels.

Gas checks work fairly well in straight wall pistol cases and in rifle cases like the 38-55 and 45-70. In bottle neck cases like the .348,
another issue raises its head. If the gas check should become detached for ANY reason in the loaded cartridge, pressure excursions WILL occur.
Lever action rifles like the Model 71 Winchester and Browning DO NOT TOLERATE excess pressure well. (They are not bolt actions.) A word to the wise.


Gas checks DID fall off quite often before crimp-on checks were first introduced in the 1950s. It's a moot point now.

I am not worried one ioda about .348cal jacketed bullet availability. I have the knowledge and skills to cast a lead bullet of the proper alloy to shoot accurately and kill impressively. Powdercoating lead cast bullets has been a remarkable break through in cast bullet shooting technology. I now cast my bullets with only pure lead and enough tin (20:1 ratio) to get good mould fill. The PC makes leading a thing of the past. Bullets cast this soft are deadly!

Someone else will soon offer 348 jacketed bullets. I'm testing them right now. Once I've been given approval I will advertise it.

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The cast bullet loads by Ken Waters in his pet loads have the cast bullets close to the same velocity as the jacketed. I'm getting a 348, now I need a mold.

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Thank you Dinny .I been casting since the 60's and haven't had any issues with losing gas checks either.


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If there is any interest for Win .348 brass I have 500 rounds of Winchester unprimed brass in the original Winchester sealed plastic bags of 50 each. I am no longer able to shoot my M71 so I might as well sell the brass. Unfortunately at some point probably selling the rifle, too. Yeah, yeah, I know, a brand new member / poster but have been a long time lurker.....

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Originally Posted by 1Akshooter
I am going to lock up my ABW .348 bullets with my gold bars and diamonds, etc.!


Just send them to me for safe keeping.


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