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Colt. Really cool find. Love things different chamberings like that. Same old stuff is boring. Too bad the son had no attachment to his father’s rifle. I would hunt the heck out of that rifle.

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I had one on a 03 action and was very accurate with Hornady 250gr RN's. I bought it for a moose rifle and never drew a tag in eight years. I did kill a few deer with it. It did shine as a squirrel rifle with 148gr Double Ended Wadcutters and a pinch of 700x. It would shoot cloverleafs groups at 50 yards and punch a 35 caliber hole through a squirrel and not ruin meat. Fun rifle, a friend needed a big rifle and talked me out f it. I built a 35 Whelen on a 721 action.


After the first shot the rest are just noise.

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Originally Posted by waterrat
The 358 Norma is an ideal cartridge if yon live in GMU 9,you can use 225's and take caribou way out the and load the 275gr + for moose and brown bear. 40 years ago with a fresh assistant guide license in my pocket is what got my interest going. Working for Ray McNutt on Misery Creek he had his well worn 358 Norma on a Springfield action and stoaked with 275gr Hornady's. After fishing that year I went on the search, Bud Libing in Palmer sold me a 358NM in a Curly Maple Mannlicher stock the was stunning, it shot a was a joy until a 10 day downpour on Afognak swelled the stock to the point I miss an elk 5 times at 100 yds. A pre-64 270 went into Toklat Guns for a 358 barrel,, after years of hard use Andy Hawk cut it to 20" and give it a MPI,,, it's a fine working rifle, the only bullet I've user for nearly 30 years is the 280gr [Linked Image from i.imgur.com]Swift A Frame.


Waterrat, I bet that curly maple was a sharp looking rifle, sorry to hear about the elk though. I really like that model 70 though

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Originally Posted by GreggH
Colt. Really cool find. Love things different chamberings like that. Same old stuff is boring. Too bad the son had no attachment to his father’s rifle. I would hunt the heck out of that rifle.

GreggH

I agree, all the new stuff is boring. Old odd stuff like this rifle is what makes things exciting

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Originally Posted by erich
I had one on a 03 action and was very accurate with Hornady 250gr RN's. I bought it for a moose rifle and never drew a tag in eight years. I did kill a few deer with it. It did shine as a squirrel rifle with 148gr Double Ended Wadcutters and a pinch of 700x. It would shoot cloverleafs groups at 50 yards and punch a 35 caliber hole through a squirrel and not ruin meat. Fun rifle, a friend needed a big rifle and talked me out f it. I built a 35 Whelen on a 721 action.

A 35 Whelen on 721 would be a good combination, although I would wager that was an expensive squirrel load lol

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not really the primer was the most expensive thing. Free wheel weights for the bullet (I cast my own) and I bought 700x in large quantities, my wife and I were shooting 500 rounds of trap and skeet a week in the summers.


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I need a 7mm mag for a donor and send it to jes and have it punched out to 358 Norma mag, cool beans!!

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