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Old 08-21-2019, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by TN Lone Wolf View Post
From what I've seen, it's supposed to take .357" bullets. .358" rifle bullets presumably probably work just fine. People use them in 357 Maximum single shots with no trouble.
This speculation has been passed around a lot recently, but it is NOT supported by the SAAMI specs for the rounds.

The SAAMI spec for the .350 Legend is .357-0.003, whereas the .357 max, like the .357magnum and 38spcl, is .359-.003 for lead and .358-0.003 for jacketed bullets. They all use the same .355 groove & .346 bore specification. Guys have micd the factory ammo to reflect .355 bullets being used. As noted, ODNR doesnt care - theyve listed it as legal for use, but it has raised the question.

Personally, I never have been satisfied by using .358 rifle bullets in .357 max or .357/44 B&D, but drawing them down with the Lee sizing die is a quick, easy, and inexpensive step to ensure fit.
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448 View Post


Can you buy a .357 max AR-15 on the shelf at your local gun shop?

Thats how it compares.
My question has to do with the ballistic differences of the two cartridges. I am not familiar with the 350 Legend, and was curious as to how it compares to the 357 Max.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:03 PM
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many of the people reading the thread have access to an AR15 lower assembly
purchase this upper and its a cheaper route to a decent whitetail deer rifle than purchasing a new rifle
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Fyrstyk54 View Post
My question has to do with the ballistic differences of the two cartridges. I am not familiar with the 350 Legend, and was curious as to how it compares to the 357 Max.
It matches or slightly exceeds the Max in the same barrel length.
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:52 AM
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seen one yesterday & was not impressed with the round & weapon. would be a great gun for a kid or beginner or even a small framed women. looks to good to aprox 125 yrds. i'll stick with my 450 bushmaster. everything i've hit with it went down drt furtherest it went was 5 feet.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:45 AM
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I've watched one deer shot with the
.450bm. As always shot placement is key... But it dropped so quickly we had to dig dirt out of its nostrils for pictures.


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Old 08-25-2019, 10:18 AM
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jake wait till i show you some pictures of what the 450 bm did on my deer. what devasation it does. like i said i've yet had one run when hit with the 450bm.it's a awesome round
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by t.shaffer View Post
seen one yesterday & was not impressed with the round & weapon. would be a great gun for a kid or beginner or even a small framed women. looks to good to aprox 125 yrds. i'll stick with my 450 bushmaster. everything i've hit with it went down drt furtherest it went was 5 feet.
125yrds is certainly short changing the 350. It shoots flatter than your 450 Bushmaster, and has plenty of bullet mass and punch to do the job. You might not be impressed by a smaller diameter cartridge, but calling it out as a 125 yard round isnt a fair shake, not in the least.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:45 AM
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well the information i got was thru one of your so called factory reps. & again it may shoot flatter than my 450 bm so will a 22 but does not have nearly the knock down power. everything i've hit with the 450bm has not gone further than 5 feet.and everything i've hit with the 450 bm has left nothing but devastation. i hit one @ 250 yrds & was a little behind were i was aiming & put her straight down. that's the only one i had to put a second shot into.
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by t.shaffer View Post
well the information i got was thru one of your so called factory reps. & again it may shoot flatter than my 450 bm so will a 22 [...]
No, a 22 doesnt shoot flatter than a 450 Bushmaster. I think youve been mislead by a lot of speculative conjecture from fools.

A 22 Long Rifle will push a bullet around 1100fps, whereas your Bushmaster with standard loads should be pushing 1800-2200fps, with an inherently better ballistic coefficient.

Its great you enjoy your 450 Bushmaster, but youre displaying an obvious bias. Many, many cartridges will deliver fast kills on game, and the 450 Bushmaster certainly is not the least of them - implying anything with less energy would slip below some cut off limit. If youd come in talking about your actual negative experience with the .350 Legend, or similar cartridges like a 357max, 38-55, 357mag rifle, 357/44 B&D, .358 Winchester, .375 win, etc, and contrasting those against your experience with the .450bushmaster, youd have an objectively defensible case. But just saying the 450 Bushmaster is more powerful, and I like it, isnt really any evidence the .350 Legend wont perform well.

Your 125 yard limit assertion, which is what I questioned, remains to be undefended by your assertions of superiority in the 450 Bushmaster. When enough is enough, then more enough isnt really anything.

Folks have been killing game with cartridges similar to the 350 Legend for over a hundred years - if it were insufficient for the task, wed have figured that out a long, long time ago.

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