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I run a gun shop in SC.
Constantly have had customers asking for 350. I've finally quit trying to talk them out of itand just ordered the dang things.
I can't for the life of me figure out why someone would want one when they don't have the limitations.
I keep hearing the BS of brush busting and low recoil and killing power.
Really? More than a 7-08? Better than a 30-30?


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They seem mildly interesting. Kind of a 357 Maximum for bolt guns

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Maybe because the ammo is cheap and freaking everywhere? Walmart ALWAYS has 350, even when 308 and 6.5cm are wiped out.

I have no interest in one because replacing a 30-30 with it would be cultural terrorism! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‚

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Originally Posted by clockwork_7mm
Maybe because the ammo is cheap and freaking everywhere? Walmart ALWAYS has 350, even when 308 and 6.5cm are wiped out.

I have no interest in one because replacing a 30-30 with it would be cultural terrorism! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‚

Agree 100% with that... there is always ammo on shelves for it. Even when the ammo shortage was at its worst, 350 ammo was plentiful around here. At times it was basically the only ammo in stock at local shops.

I had flirted with the idea of buying one when it first came out, but the oddball bullets turned me off. If it just used standard .358 bullets, I'd probably own one.

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Originally Posted by clockwork_7mm
Maybe because the ammo is cheap and freaking everywhere? Walmart ALWAYS has 350, even when 308 and 6.5cm are wiped out.

I have no interest in one because replacing a 30-30 with it would be cultural terrorism! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‚

They buy it because they want to hunt in a state that requires a straight walled case .

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Let me clear this ammo thing up....
They walk into my shop with shelves full of everything from 7.7 JAP to 300 Savage to 444, 45-70, all common calibers....222, 25-06, 375 ruger, 5 different 30-30 loads....

Then they ask about a 350 legend.

When I suggest a 357 lever gun they look at me like I'm talking chinese.


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Originally Posted by Oldelkhunter
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Maybe because the ammo is cheap and freaking everywhere? Walmart ALWAYS has 350, even when 308 and 6.5cm are wiped out.

I have no interest in one because replacing a 30-30 with it would be cultural terrorism! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‚

They buy it because they want to hunt in a state that requires a straight walled case .

^^^THIS^^^

I'm not sure what the laws are like down there, so you might have a point about people using the 350L when they don't have to.

However, up until 2 years ago, we had to use a shotgun or muzzle loader during gun season. Then they changed the law to say that you could now use a straight walled rifle or handgun cartridge. When they did that, every guy out there that had a 45-70 in his safe finally had something to use it on. Personally, I think a 45-70 is a bit of an over kill for a whitetail, but so is a 1.5oz 12ga slug. I ordered a 350L barrel for my Encore last spring and got into action about 2 months ago. It's absolutely a sweet shooting rifle with tight groups and beats the heck out of a 3" 12ga slug from a recoil aspect. I'll probably never use my 12ga slug barrel ever again. Gun season opens Saturday and I'm very hopeful to see how it performs.

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That is why I have a 350 Legend. I wanted one. Just to try something else.


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Nothing wrong with the 350 Remington Magnum. Pretty deadly on most things in South Carolina I suspect.


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And we all know the .35 Remington is a POS without a track record....(schidt eating grin).


Well this is a fine pickle we're in, should'a listened to Joe McCarthy and George Orwell I guess.
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Some possibilities:

If going to another state with a straight wall rule.

If they wish to hunt using an AR15.

If they want a bolt gun in a light recoiling round for 200 or less yards.

They just want to try it.

Marketing/hype.

Ammo availability.

Gun availability.


Personally, like kandpand mentioned and as listed above...I'm a rifle looney and hunter that likes to try different things. I could pick any one standard round and hunt with it the rest of my life...but if everyone did that, there'd be no need for folks to run gun shops like you do!

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It's the ballistic twin (or at least kissing cousin) to the .357 Maximum. Since I introduced myself to the Maxi I've become quite smitten with it and wouldn't mind a Legend but for the bullet diameter/selection. But if I was hell bent on using an AR or bolt gun I would make allowances. In a single shot, to me, the logical choice is the Maxi.


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I'll go out on a limb and say they want it for when they take a trip back home to hunt. You know we're overran with transplants. On the other hand, it's probably not a half-bad choice for hunting in the woods. Most folks corn piles aren't even 100 yards from the stand...

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Originally Posted by ringworm
Let me clear this ammo thing up....
They walk into my shop with shelves full of everything from 7.7 JAP to 300 Savage to 444, 45-70, all common calibers....222, 25-06, 375 ruger, 5 different 30-30 loads....

Then they ask about a 350 legend.

When I suggest a 357 lever gun they look at me like I'm talking chinese.

Why would you stock 7.7 Jap and no 350 Legend?

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gnoahh,

Apparently you haven't yet read my recent article in Handloader on the .350 Legend--which describes an inexpensive and simple way to vastly increase the selection of bullets usable in the .350....


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Originally Posted by DollarShort
Originally Posted by ringworm
Let me clear this ammo thing up....
They walk into my shop with shelves full of everything from 7.7 JAP to 300 Savage to 444, 45-70, all common calibers....222, 25-06, 375 ruger, 5 different 30-30 loads....

Then they ask about a 350 legend.

When I suggest a 357 lever gun they look at me like I'm talking chinese.

Why would you stock 7.7 Jap and no 350 Legend?

Either he has an imaginary gunshop, or he's one of the many stupid fu cks running one... I would have told him, I didn't ask about a 357 lever gun. Are you a fu cking idiot?


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In SC I would guess they are hunting bottoms or out of a blind in the pines at short distances over bait for hogs.

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Originally Posted by Oldelkhunter
Originally Posted by clockwork_7mm
Maybe because the ammo is cheap and freaking everywhere? Walmart ALWAYS has 350, even when 308 and 6.5cm are wiped out.

I have no interest in one because replacing a 30-30 with it would be cultural terrorism! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‚

They buy it because they want to hunt in a state that requires a straight walled case .
Eexcept the OP already established they aren't in his case. Sure, a few folks from SC are likely buying to use on out of state hunts, but not the majority of them. And those who are clearly have other options...

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Originally Posted by flintlocke
And we all know the .35 Remington is a POS without a track record....(schidt eating grin).


That's right. I've got 3 of them stupid 35 Remmy's and working on a fourth, a bolt gun of all things. I must be a special kind of stupid, lol

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Originally Posted by Bugger
Nothing wrong with the 350 Remington Magnum. Pretty deadly on most things in South Carolina I suspect.

How do you know they don't hunt in a state that requires a straight wall case?

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