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Old 01-02-2003, 10:28 PM
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Default .350 Rem Mag coming back ??????????? [:p]

I've heard rumors that Big Green is going to start loading this number again, and that they will chamber production rifles for it (not just Custom Shop guns). Can anyone confirm this?

A very reputable elk hunting outfitter once told me that the .350 Rem Mag is the ultimate round for elk in the thick stuff. How would this cartridge stack up to the .338-06 for whacking elk in the woods? On paper, they look like they would be nearly equal in terms of stopping power, with the .338-06 being a little flatter-shooting. Anyone have any experience with these two or any thoughts on the comparison?

How about recoil of the .350 Rem Mag? Is it manageable for a guy with a bad shoulder? <img src=icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle>

If this is true, what are the chances that other manufacturers will follow suit and offer loads for this cartridge?



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Old 01-03-2003, 04:14 AM
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You heard right about Remington chambering the round again. They've even brought out a new rifle--the Model 673 Guide Gun--for it. The 673 will also be chambered for .300 RSAUM as well, at least initially. Check the Remington website.

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Old 01-03-2003, 04:17 AM
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it's almost in any magazine that has to deal with firearms. shooting times, guns&ammo, and north american hunter ( article ) just to name a few.

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Old 01-03-2003, 05:12 PM
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Quilly - With the new baby and all, I don't get a whole lot of time for reading. If it is quiet, my wife and I try to sleep. That's why I love this board so much. It is a great source of information (and advice), and all it takes is a couple of minutes and a couple of clicks.

Any more advice on the merits of the .350 Rem Mag vs. .338-06 A-Square?

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Old 01-03-2003, 05:35 PM
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Seattlesetters, I think the 338-06 is better but then I'm a 338-06 shooter. The 210gr Nosler Partition is just awesome on Black bears. The 338 has a slightly higher sectional density which usually means better penatration. The 350 is little more than a 35 Whelan with a belt. The two are almost twins. Due to the OAL limit of the 350 it never really lives up to what it could be. The bullet must be seated to deep to take advantage of the case capacity. Remington should introduce loads with 200 and 225gr bullets instead of 250's.
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Old 01-03-2003, 05:55 PM
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I should have checked the Remington site before I made my last post.
Remington is loading a 200gr bullet at 2775fps. I load my 338-06 with a 210gr bullet at 2760. That makes it a toss up. I also noticed that Remington in loading the 35 Whelan at only 2650 which I think is a little light. Remington please take that stupid ventilated rib off the barrel.
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Old 01-04-2003, 09:28 AM
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I'm going to practice a dangerous occupation and try to read between the lines....

Remington bought out their .350 Mag to compete with Marlins .450 mag from Hornady. It's not a hunters gun, it's a guides gun and meant to protect the clients at close range......you know....Grizzlies that aren't supoosed to exist!!

The .350 Rem Mag (with it's associated short barrel) is only a fine gun for hunting things like elk and moose in heavily wooded areas where you're not going to get a shot over 150 yards.....ditto the .35 Whelen. I see the .358 caliber badly damaged by bullet selection.....both the .350 RM and the Whelen could support big game bullets and the bullets often available are designed for the .35 Rem. or .358 winchester.

When it comes to punching big game at 250 yards, the .338 WM and even the .338-06 has the better bullet selection and the range abilities to handle the job better.

If I was a serious guide wanting back up for my clients, I'd buy a Rem 700 in .35 whelen and rechamber it to .358 Norma mag and cut the barrel to 20&quot;....or I see that Winchester is chambering their short action in .450 marlin from the custom shop.....now there's serious close range Grizzly medicine.

The .350 Rem Mag lost out last time because there was no really good place for it.....and there still isn't a place for it.....They need to legitimize the .358 Norma and give it a 24&quot; barrel and do some serious competition with the .338 Win Mag.....Remington's 8MM mag didn't cut it because of bullet selection.....and the .358 bullets have the same problem.....so If one brings out the .358 Norma, he also needs to talk the folks making custom bullets to upgrade their .358 lines!!!

I think the .338 clan wins this arguement!
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