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Old 07-03-2003, 12:42 AM
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Judson,

I missed typed .358stw should have been .358sta. Yes I did know you can form .358win out of .308win. I have not tried any case forming. I ordered a few hundred cases from Midway, that should last a while.

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Yeah the Conetrol mounts and rings are not cheap, but they are a thing of beuty. A friend of mine had me order them for a Win M70 featherweight and I have been hooked every since.
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Old 07-27-2003, 11:52 PM
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Picked up the BLR in .358 Win a few days ago. The final price was $589.00. The rifle is nice and light, points great and has good balance. I will have to order another scope though the Leupold VX-III is too big for this rifle. The action is smooth and the iron sights seem to be better than most factory rifles. I will let you know how it shoots.
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:29 PM
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I can build you a .358 Norma no problem. But custom rifles are not cheep. The cost effective way to go is to find a Ruger in 35 Whelen or a Mauser and rechamber it. Or you could rebarrel any mag. rifle like the 700 Rem.
Greetings.

I perused this forum for information on the .358 STA, what I like to call the 358 Alaskan, and I was interested in your statement that any magnum Remington action could be rebarreled for a magnum cartridge.

Is it true that a Remington 700 action in 8mm Rem. Mag is of similar dimensions or identical to that of the 7mm Rem Mag?

If that is so, then I am greatly encouraged. I am looking for an economical way to build a 358 Shooting Times Alaskan, and rebarrelling a 700 Rem. Mag would be a good start.

The 700 is not my favorite action - I much prefer the Ruger M77 with its Mauser style extractor. I have one in 35 Whelen, a Mk II, and I am its only limitation as a tack driver.

Here's to hoping you get this inquiry, since it has been awhile since the above quoted post was given. I would be interested in your specs for a custom rifle in .358 STA.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-08-2018, 01:17 PM
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I have a '81 BLR Lightning/Lightweight (whatever...) which I obtained in 2004, and as I stated above re my M77 Whelen, I am its only limitation as a tack driver. And that's with its open sights.
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He has not logged in since May of 2003. Unlikely that you'll get a response.

You could possibly google search other forums for the username "Judson" and see if any active users show up with similar info.

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Old 10-01-2018, 02:17 PM
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my late hunting partner considered anyone not equipped, with a browning BLR in caliber 358 win ,
while hunting elk too be hampered and working under a sever dis-advantage
I loaded for him for almost 30 years , fed 215 primer, 250 grain speer and 44 grains of IMR 4064
that carbine accounted for at least 14 elk over 35 years.
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he constantly referred to my 340 wby as a "damn CANNON"
we were both successful.
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:35 AM
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you guys all know that the 358 win is (or was available in a bolt gun) I've got a pair one a ruger 77 stainless and one on a sako 75 action that I put together. The are solid 200 yard rifles and the 358 touches deer like the hammer of thor
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:07 AM
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Many of the guys that are not lever action fans, buy bolt or pump actions in caliber 35 whelen, the 35 whelen adds about 200 fps to the same bullets the 358 win shoots,
( I doubt any elk or deer knows the difference)several of the guys I hunt elk with think the 7600 35 whelen, is a top choice,
I've used one and I don,t see a damn thing thats in need of improvement if you hunt the ticker timber areas.


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http://www.handloads.com/loaddata/default.asp?Caliber=358%20Winchester&Weight=All&ty pe=rifle&Order=Powder&Source=
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