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    Jess and 358 Win

    To all who have had Jesse rebore your rifle, these are my thoughts/concerns.

    My rifle will be heading to Jesse later this morning and got to thinking ( yup trouble is close behind). When I get the barreled action back, can I start shooting cast boolits threw it or should I run some J words down the bore first?

    Only reason I'm asking is because I've found some 250gr 2nds for a nice price at $0.17 per bullet.

    Here is where my thinking comes in..... LOL
    Since I'll be using 308 cases blown out to 358 I could kill 2 birds with one stone. Use the jacketed bullets to fire form the cases and smooth out the bore (if needed).

    I know I'll clean it good and slug it to get my mold ordered from Tom and send Lathesmith an IM for a push threw die(if needed).

    What did you guys/gals do when you got your rifle back from Jess?

    Thanks Robert
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    Id ask Jesse? He seems to be very highly thought of and Im sure hes conversed with customers about results.

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    Since I didn't have a mould and I wanted to develop separate deer and elk loads I used Sierra 200 gr RN and Sierra 225 gr BTSP to begin with. I had only about 70 jacketed loads through the barrel(excellent accuracy) when I got the RCBS 200 Fpgc mould. Cast from my alloy they weigh 217 grs lubed & gas checked. I have yet to clean my rifle- I went straight to cast load development which lasted ten minutes because the first load put 4 shots in 1-1/8"@100yds. For me this is a don't worry be happy gun /cartridge combo. I predict you will love yours.
    Best, Thomas.

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    This is my best group so far with cast. The aiming point is 1 inch in diameter. I shoot four shot groups because that is what the magazine holds.

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    I can't help on a rebore's break-in; but as a .35 addict, if you've found 250s at that price, you want to get them. The 2nds' flaws will only be cosmetic. The bullet companies recycle, rather than sell as 2nds, any that are flawed in structure or weight.

    If you are in a kind, after you get yours of course, you might share a link.
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    Landy88,

    Here is the link https://www.midwayusa.com/product/11...-bulk-packaged

    My invoice:
    Factory Second Bullets 35 Caliber (358 Diameter) 250 Grain Spitzer Box of 100 (Bulk Packaged)
    Qty: 3
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    $52.14
    $17.38 each
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    Texas by God,

    Great shooting I hope my rifle will do the same as yours.
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    Once I get the rifle back, I'll slug the bore. This will be the boolit design I'm going to order from Tom, haven't decided on 2 or 3 cavity in brass I'm leaning to the 3 cavity.

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    That boolit looks great.
    I have one box of Hornady 250 gr spitzers I'm saving for BIG critters. Meantime in Texas 200 gr cast & jacketed will do.
    Are you going to 3 groove? It's great but hard to measure slugs at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warf73 View Post
    Thanks, Warf73!
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    You never mentioned what rifle Jes is doing for you. Here's my 700 he did.
    7.5 # of get it done.

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    Savage Model 11 Lightweight hunter, was in 243.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warf73 View Post
    Landy88,

    Here is the link https://www.midwayusa.com/product/11...-bulk-packaged

    My invoice:
    Factory Second Bullets 35 Caliber (358 Diameter) 250 Grain Spitzer Box of 100 (Bulk Packaged)
    Qty: 3
    Shipped
    Review this Product
    $52.14
    $17.38 each

    Those may well be too small for yur rifle. I shoot .360.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    Those may well be too small for yur rifle. I shoot .360.
    0.360" jacketed bullets? Where do find the 0.360s in jacketed bullets? Bump them up in a swage die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warf73 View Post
    Savage Model 11 Lightweight hunter, was in 243.
    Sweet. With that .358 hole it will be.115 lighter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BK7saum View Post
    0.360" jacketed bullets? Where do find the 0.360s in jacketed bullets? Bump them up in a swage die?
    This is a cast bullet board, I'm talking cast.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

    Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    This is a cast bullet board, I'm talking cast.
    The post you quoted had a link to jacketed bullets. They are fine. For cast, you're correct in that you will want .360 or larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warf73 View Post
    Savage Model 11 Lightweight hunter, was in 243.
    Our guns may cross paths in the shop, I just sent my Rem 700 in 243 to him should arrive on Friday.
    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    You never mentioned what rifle Jes is doing for you. Here's my 700 he did.
    7.5 # of get it done.

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    What scope is that Texas that's very similar to the setup Im shooting for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    This is a cast bullet board, I'm talking cast.
    Yes, I know this is a cast bullet board, but you quoted the guy talking about jacketed with a link to .358 hornady 3510s. Why I was asking.

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    Here is the Savage 99 he rebored to 358 Win for me.


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