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Thread: 358 gremlin (blown out 35x39)

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    358 gremlin (blown out 35x39)

    Does anybody have any loads for 358 Gremlin( blown out 35x39)?

    This apears that it would make a good cast boolit cartridge.

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    Boolit Master RU shooter's Avatar
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    There is a couple links in some postings on my headspace question thread that contain some data.

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    Sounds a lot like the Russian 9x39mm - a 7.62x39mm case necked up to take 9mm bullets

    Its my understanding that they use it with heavy bullets (250gr) & subsonic velocities plus a silencer / suppressor, for "tactical uses".

    Sort of the Russians version of the various Whisper rounds

    Heres a Wikipedia link (may have to cut and paste)

    Theres a small amount of info out there on it, I know a few people in the US have built 9x39's (look at the web forums where they talk about building AKs & the variants).

    Not sure what you're going to use this for, but I just thought I'd throw it out there. Kinda interesting if nothing else I thought

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    Boolit Master Dark Helmet's Avatar
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    Some info here They list data for their other calibers,maybe they can help. data on the second page here
    Last edited by Dark Helmet; 03-27-2010 at 10:46 PM.

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    Go to and look at the "other wildcats" section. The russian 9x39 round maintains the original taper of the parent cartridge for function in AK magazines. The Gremlin is more of a PPC, with much less taper, and will function better in AR style magazines. Seems a more attractive round to me than the 300 Whisper from a cast bullet view.
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    Google mini-thiry-five in the September 1993 Guns & Ammo. I found photos of the three page article somewhere on the net.


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