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Old 08-21-2019, 10:12 AM
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Well I may be a bit behind the times here but I see that Winchester has come out with a new cartridge called the 350 legend. It looks like it would be a great cartridge for those area that can only use a straight walled cartridge. Other than that I really don't see any reason for someone to go trade in their good old 35 Rem. Yeah with the newer designed bullets and in a bolt action rifle it may perform better past the 150 yard mark. But IMO a Leverevolution bullet out of your 336 can be so close no deer or blackie is going to know the difference.
Not this may in the near future be another option for the AR platform.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:36 AM
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ARs are already out. And ammo is CHEAP at least compared to buying 45-70, .44mag, .444 and other popular " straight walled" options

I know quite a few guys buying them in Ohio.

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Old 08-21-2019, 10:37 AM
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The only interest I have in one is if I were to rebarrel a Remington 7600 for one.

Funny thing is... I'm not even entirely sure if it's legal in Ohio. Read this article if you have a few minutes....

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/whats-going-on-with-350-legend/amp/

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I havent done so myself, but supposedly the guys living in Ohio have confirmed its legal. Even though the SAAMI spec is 9mm Pistol bullets, instead of .357 rifle bullets.
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ODNR says it is.

But their regulation still reads ".357-.500"

I want to use my 9mm carbine some time ... If the legend is legal maybe my 9mm will be as well....


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Old 08-21-2019, 02:21 PM
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How does this cartridge compare to the .357 Maximum?
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Originally Posted by Fyrstyk54 View Post
How does this cartridge compare to the .357 Maximum?
Can you buy a .357 max AR-15 on the shelf at your local gun shop?

Thats how it compares.
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Originally Posted by Bocajnala View Post
ODNR says it is.
But their regulation still reads ".357-.500"
I want to use my 9mm carbine some time ... If the legend is legal maybe my 9mm will be as well....
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Not sure if I'd want to use the 9mm for deer! Not near enough energy IMO.
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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.
I know that I can't.

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In the AR-15, the 350 Legend bridges the gap quite nicely between the more popular sub-.30 caliber offerings and the 45 and 50 caliber thumpers. It's basically an AR compatible 357 Maximum, but with much less reloading data available.

Originally Posted by Nomercy448 View Post
I havent done so myself, but supposedly the guys living in Ohio have confirmed its legal. Even though the SAAMI spec is 9mm Pistol bullets, instead of .357 rifle bullets.
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.

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ODNR says it is.

But their regulation still reads ".357-.500"

I want to use my 9mm carbine some time ... If the legend is legal maybe my 9mm will be as well....


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Wouldn't be my first choice, but I have seen videos of people pulling it off with the right bullet.

Originally Posted by Fyrstyk54 View Post
How does this cartridge compare to the .357 Maximum?
From what I can gather, compared to a 16 1/4" 357 Maximum (I couldn't find the 350 Legend's barrel length), the Legend has about 50 to 150 fps more velocity than the Maximum. A 20+" Maximum would probably have nearly identical ballistics.
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