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    Anyone loading the 350 Legend yet?

    I'm just getting supplies together and actually still waiting on the rifle too.

    But Wondered who is already reloading this one?

    I will use factory brass (Mostly) But will also make a few from 223 and see what I get. (Yea I know all about the actual dims)

    This one will likely become a 100% CB shooter for me. I'm getting the BOLT gun.

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    I would love to get a Ruger American in this caliber. I really like 35 caliber. I'm happy to see a commercial 35 cal AR round.
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    It's basically a .357 Maximum rimless, so,,,,,,,anything from .38 Special to .357 Mag to approaching Maximum upper end loads.

    .357 Max case length is nominal 1.605"
    350 Legend is nominal 1.71"

    Should be cake using Maximum loads.
    Last edited by Hamish; 05-15-2019 at 05:05 PM.
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    Me too!!

    I was SUPER excited when it was announced.

    But in the days following discovered that Winchester fudged it all up.

    But I was SO LOVIN my Maximum and SO MUCH wanting a repeater rifle in it I still wanted it. Then I looked at it as a CAST or even CAST ONLY shooter!

    Bullet dia dont matter! Bullet availability is up to ME! I shouldn't need more than a couple three hundred cases and @ <10$ per 20, even loaded fodder is cheaper then just brass!! I was really growing on the idea. Then when Ruger announced the American Bolt I was sold and called my dealer Straight away!

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    when you get it please let us know what the barrel dia is.
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    My dealer called last night!! I should have it early next week!!

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    Sweet! Pics when you can.
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    And... I see that CVA is going to offer their Scout in 350 Legend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blammer View Post
    Sweet! Pics when you can.
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    yea, no pic showing so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blammer View Post
    when you get it please let us know what the barrel dia is.
    Where would you like me to measure?

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    I think Blammer is asking that you slug the bore to see if it is the stated .355". And where is the pic?

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    Ahh! OK!

    I posted a pic of the action area with scope mounted and a modified magazine. Photobucket suks, but, this time, I can see the image. Are you saying that you cannot see it?

    Also speaking to reloading this one; I have pulled a few bullets, dumped the powder. (21g of a very round powder) Then run the case into a Lyman M die in 35 charge with 1680 powder and seat a 158 XTP-FP. Using maxi data.

    Hopefully a quick test run at the range tonight after work! Not accuracy or site in, just click bang.

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    After you have a few fired cases would you get an average water capacity for 4-5 cases with the water struck off level with the case mouth? We could figure out if the 357max-TC or 357AR data would work or not with a decent safety margin when using the same bullet and COL.
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    350 Legend, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Aww, Thanks Winchester!

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    I was thinking on this and frankly I dont see all companies going the route Winchester has choose. Its OK for them but costly for other manufacturers.

    I will not at all be surprised to see this barrel be a 357.

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    If I'm reading the print right it looks like .357.

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    Got an email fron Bear Creek Arsenal, they now have a complete upper chambered for the 350 Legend.

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    Yup I got the flyer in my email yesterday too!!

    I hit the range last night and sent 20 146g FMJ’s into the berms. The gun shot pretty well. Shooting 6/7 into one inch @ 50 yards. I dont expect much for factory and will be expecting at least that out at 100 once I find a load it likes.

    I pulled 5 of these dumped powder and replaced the charge with 25g of 1680 and seated a 158 XTP. THESE ROUNDS SHOT ABOUT 3/4” @ 50.

    I need to see if .358’s will chamber. I might also slug the bore. Id not at all be surprised if these Rugers used 357 or 358 barrels. Winchester fudged this up going 355/9mm. Its stupid. Re inventing the wheel almost always is and its a costly endeavor.

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    measure in the inside.

    still no visible pic
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