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So after all the drama and rumors have settled, what's the ruling on this one? Not a problem to reload for? Bullet diameters that have been proven to work best?

Thinking I want a Henry single shot but the 357 is rare and I can get my hands on a 350 easily enough.

Any reason why I wouldn't just do that?

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35 Remington



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The 35 rem is not for use in ohio

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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
The 35 rem is not for use in ohio

You are correct, I forgot about that. The Legend will fill that bill



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Do not forget the 375 Winchester. Straight walled and legal in many states now.

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Yeah but no one makes a 375 in an affordable model that is easy to find

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True, that.

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I had to try one out, bought a cheap BCA upper and had a blast learning how to make it feed. Figured it out, magazine issue but have put hundreds of cast bullets through it already. Very close to the 35 Remington in velocities, accuracy excellent. If this one didn't shoot so well I would get a bolt rifle in 350 Legend.

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If you deer hunt in a state that narrows your choices, it’s a pretty easy choice. It’s a mild cartridge, reasonably accurate, and aside from hand loading, which I don’t do for it, factory ammo is available.

I’m in Iowa and have a Ruger rifle and then got a hold of a used Contender super 14 chambered in 7 mmTCU and JES rebored it to the 350 whose chamber just cleans up the TCU’s. With scope and bipod, both should be ok to 150-175 yds.

At this point in life, it’s a fun one to shoot.

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It's a little pain to reload but, for Ohio, it's a great cartridge. Case length determines headspace. Too long and your cartridge will not chamber. Too short and it will not fire or will not be accurate.

This cartridge headspaces on the case mouth. If you are right on 1.700" then all is good. The case grows in length with each firing and resizing. 1.710" will not chamber in my rifles and if forced to chamber will cause excess pressure which blows primers. Otherwise you should enjoy it and will work as promised if you control case length.


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They lied from the start saying it was and I quote “the fastest straight wall”. The caliber ain’t any more useful than a 357 magnum and sucks about like a 35 Remington yet they push the hell out of it.

Anyone that claims its a “great” cartridge is just full of bovine scat or delusional.

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Originally Posted by UncleAlps
It's a little pain to reload but, for Ohio, it's a great cartridge. Case length determines headspace. Too long and your cartridge will not chamber. Too short and it will not fire or will not be accurate.

This cartridge headspaces on the case mouth. If you are right on 1.700" then all is good. The case grows in length with each firing and resizing. 1.710" will not chamber in my rifles and if forced to chamber will cause excess pressure which blows primers. Otherwise you should enjoy it and will work as promised if you control case length.

Translation- It sucks to load for. Period. BTDT.

But, for guys that live in states that don't allow you to hunt with real cartridges, what are you gunna do? Suck it up and do it.


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Originally Posted by JohnnyLoco
They lied from the start saying it was and I quote “the fastest straight wall”. The caliber ain’t any more useful than a 357 magnum and sucks about like a 35 Remington yet they push the hell out of it.

Anyone that claims its a “great” cartridge is just full of bovine scat or delusional.

Welcome to marketing and advertising in the US and presumably elsewhere. There was plenty of bovine scat shoveled around when the WSMs came out too. I’m willing to bet that the 350 works better than Ageless Male works. 😉

Actually, sucking about like the 35 Rem isn’t too bad. We’re talking whitetails here. The manufacturers are just providing a specialized product for certain states’ deer hunters.

While everything has gone up in price, if it is a pain to reload, and I can see that, factory ammo isn’t insanely priced.

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The 357 Maxium is ballisticly superior



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I bet u dollars 2 donuts a 35 Rem reload outta a 336 action will harvest a whitetail as good as my 356 ER. Or 94 AE 356


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What does that have to do with the post?

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I hate the 350 "pseudo legend" and there's no reason for it to exist other than to sell new rifles and new ammo.

Have to admit I live in Intermountain west with no real need for straight wall artillery but I can still hate the 350 Legend. A better solution would be to buy an Henry 38-55 or rebore an Marlin 30-30 to 375win or 38-55. That's probably the ultimate in whitetail gear in those states. Personally I have an little Marlin SBL 44mag and numerous 45-70 rifles and those are ok.

The problem with this 350 Legend is that it's all marketing and doesn't offer anything in performance that's exceptional. We have straight wall vessels that already do all and more than that turd. The saving grace is they are making rifles for the 350 and ammo is available but I still hate it. Thank goodness I can practice in my area with a 270win, 30-06, 30-30, or whatever I see fit.

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I too have been looking at the 350 Legend.

Over the past 45 years, 95% of my shots have been 100 yards or less. Over the last 10 years almost all of my shots have been between 50 and 75 yards. I think the 350 Legend would answer that call very well.

I am waiting for a bolt action with a barrel of 18-20".

Reloading for the cartridge seems to be straight forward. Small Rifle primer and the same powders used in 357 mag. Straight wall brass should last for multiple loadings.

I just saw some Browning - 350 Legend - 124 gr - ammo for $12.99 a box of 20. Cheap.

Everyone has their own opinion - and I have mine.

I see no flies on the 350 Legend.

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Originally Posted by Theoldpinecricker
I hate the 350 "pseudo legend" and there's no reason for it to exist other than to sell new rifles and new ammo.

Have to admit I live in Intermountain west with no real need for straight wall artillery but I can still hate the 350 Legend. A better solution would be to buy an Henry 38-55 or rebore an Marlin 30-30 to 375win or 38-55. That's probably the ultimate in whitetail gear in those states. Personally I have an little Marlin SBL 44mag and numerous 45-70 rifles and those are ok.

The problem with this 350 Legend is that it's all marketing and doesn't offer anything in performance that's exceptional. We have straight wall vessels that already do all and more than that turd. The saving grace is they are making rifles for the 350 and ammo is available but I still hate it. Thank goodness I can practice in my area with a 270win, 30-06, 30-30, or whatever I see fit.

Many of the folk who comment on the 350 L as a cartridge first of all, keep forgetting, or don’t know, it was created for a niche group of hunters in several states which dictate cartridge spec’s that they will accept as legal for deer. It was never envisioned as some uber cartridge ballistically as it was limited (at the time) to caliber (that is another story in reference to Iowa’s requirements), case length and shape.

Secondly, similar, past straight-wall cartridges which equal or surpass it are mostly a hand loading affair. Factory ammo, if available at all, is not commonly found, nor are rifle offerings. And, yes, rifle makers need a reason to sell more rifles. Ammo makers want to sell ammo. And a lot of deer hunters here, and I presume other “350 L states” don’t reload ammo. They buy factory offerings.

So we have the 350 L, a 357 Magnum Long, which if the lesser to the 38-55 or the 357 Maximum, will not be enough to be noticed at a 150 yds.

Ironically, my state, one of which the cartridge was made for, then, kept the 357 cal minimum but opened it up to bottle-necked cartridges up to 50 cal, legalizing such as the 358 Norma Mag, 358 STA, etc. Have a 416 Rem Mag? Have at it. All of which I found pretty funny. So while I have two 350’s, I also now have a 358 Win.

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George, I wished they’d ship the 350’s and 6.5’s to the states that need them because our shelves are loaded with them.

And I ain’t hounding a 35 Rem cept with factory ammo.

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