Page all of 2 12>
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#203706 - 11/23/19 06:27 PM 350Legend bullets in 357Max ???
BigShooter475
stranger


Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 2

Offline
I know they are smaller .355" in dia. Just wondering if anybody has tried them in 357Max? It would give us more bullet choices.

BigShooter475

Top
#203713 - 11/23/19 08:34 PM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: BigShooter475]
Chance Weldon Administrator
Distinguished Expert


Registered: 09/20/13
Posts: 4401
Loc: Martin, Tennessee

Offline
I'll never for the life of me figure out why they wanted to create a 35 caliber rifle cartridge in .355"/9mm diameter as opposed to one that could use tried and true .357" and .358" bullets.
_________________________
Formerly TN Lone Wolf

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." - J.K. Rowling

Top
#203718 - 11/23/19 10:10 PM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: Chance Weldon]
Franchise
Distinguished Expert


Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 4484
Loc: Castalia, NC

Offline
I haven't tried them, but a bunch of guys have...you can use them, check accuracy, and decide if you like them...they are discussing this now on Reeder's forum (well using the different bullets)
_________________________
I'm Here For You..Said The Spider To The Fly

Top
#203719 - 11/23/19 10:56 PM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: Chance Weldon]
KYODE
Shooting Expert


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 3126
Loc: Northeast Ky.

Offline
You n me both.
_________________________
TC ~ XP ~ Ruger

Top
#203720 - 11/24/19 06:59 AM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: Chance Weldon]
500WE
Pooh-Bah


Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 1723
Loc: North Carolina

Offline
That company's history is rife with craziness ....

Top
#203722 - 11/24/19 07:39 AM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: 500WE]
45MAN
veteran


Registered: 08/13/17
Posts: 1573
Loc: brownsville, texas

Offline
 Originally Posted By: 500WE
That company's history is rife with craziness ....


THERE IS A SPANISH SAYING: LOCO SI PERO PENDEJO NO, WHICH BASICALLY MEANS "I MAY BE CRAZY BUT I AIN'T STUPID". EVERYBODY MAKES .358 HUNTING BULLETS, IF YOU WANT .355 HUNTING BULLETS WHO DO YOU HAVE TO TURN TO?
_________________________
"ADAPT OR DIE". I USE ALL CAPS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING, BUT BECAUSE IT IS AN OLD HABIT FROM MY ARMY DAYS, PLUS IT IS EASIER TO TYPE AND READ.

Top
#203724 - 11/24/19 09:11 AM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: 45MAN]
Brenden
addict


Registered: 10/21/12
Posts: 479
Loc: WV

Offline
Brought to you by the people that introduced the wssm cartridges. Hey, at least the 300 wsm survived.

A dying attempt to make it. Same with their 325 wsm. At least the 325 wsm was a good thought/round.

Top
#203968 - 12/02/19 08:24 AM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: Brenden]
jcp161
journeyman


Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 95

Offline
Oddly enough if you listen/watch videos or podcasts on the subject they list it as .357 caliber. When American Hunter reviewed it they did the same thing.

Not 100% sure but I think they are trying to present it as the larger caliber because they took themselves out of the market in some straight wall cartridge states that require the round to be .357 caliber or larger.

Curious to see how long it will be around and how effective it really is on game. I'm interested in it but not enough to buy one just yet.

Top
#203977 - 12/02/19 04:54 PM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: jcp161]
H2OBUG
Pooh-Bah


Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2158
Loc: Louisiana

Offline
I just picked up an AR barrel in 350 Legend. May try it over the 300 BO.
not sure yet.
_________________________
If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.

Top
#204074 - 12/08/19 06:33 AM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: H2OBUG]
Smokin' SP
stranger


Registered: 03/03/19
Posts: 4

Offline
When it came out my initial feeling was to stay with the tried and true Max. After reading this I believe I was initially correct. I have some of the Furry Custom bullets I am trying out and early loads indicate they have potential. They make 158, 170, and 180 pointy .358 bullets for the Max. So I am going to see what I can do with them.

Top
#204158 - 12/11/19 02:13 PM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: Smokin' SP]
Sawfish
old hand


Registered: 02/10/04
Posts: 970
Loc: Peoples Republik of Kalifornia

Offline
Looks like an under powered attempt to imitate the old .35 Remington in a straight wall cartridge. As Elmer Keith used to say: "What the Hell good is it?". Speer already makes a very fine 180 spire point bullet in the correct diameter. Just MHO.
_________________________
Good Shooting Makes Good Hunting
Patron Member NRA;
Life Member RMEF, SCI, NSRPA, CRPA: Member, FTRF, HHI #7108, CBA

Top
#204172 - 12/11/19 10:47 PM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: Sawfish]
Carpe Diem
journeyman


Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 83
Loc: Valley of the Sun

Offline
The SAAMI cartridge drawing For the .350 Legend shows the bullet diameter as 0.357?. Their drawing for the .35 Remington shows bullet diameter as 0.359?.

https://www.nssf.org/saami-announces-acceptance-350-legend-cartridge/

?What the hell good is it?? Well, you can?t hunt game in certain states with the .35 Remington, but you can with the 350. You can?t chamber an AR in .35 Remington, but you can in the .350. Just because you can?t see value doesn?t mean others can?t. BTW, I?ll be keeping my .35s thank you.



.



Edited by Carpe Diem (12/11/19 10:54 PM)

Top
#204203 - 12/12/19 11:48 PM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: Carpe Diem]
KYODE
Shooting Expert


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 3126
Loc: Northeast Ky.

Offline
Read that mike bellm says ,357? bullets are just fine in it. Shud be an ok thing in some guns. Id way prefer it over a 450 bushmaster.
_________________________
TC ~ XP ~ Ruger

Top
#204205 - 12/13/19 07:50 AM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: Smokin' SP]
BigShooter475
stranger


Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 2

Offline
I'll try again!!!!

Has anybody tried .355" Legend bullets in 357MAX.?????

BigShooter475

Top
#204207 - 12/13/19 08:25 AM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: BigShooter475]
JDK
enthusiast


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 363
Loc: Texas Hill Country

Offline
Agreed Kyode. If .357 slugs shoot well, it'll make a dandy brush carbine. We all love the Maximum for It's performance in game.
_________________________
John

But for the grace of God, there, I go.

Top
#204209 - 12/13/19 08:33 AM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: JDK]
JDK
enthusiast


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 363
Loc: Texas Hill Country

Offline
Sawfish, the target audience for this new round is definitely not us! It's designed for a semi-auto carbine and should be pretty awesome in that platform. If designed for .355\9mm bullets, that tells me that the "tactical" folks at Winchester won out. There are great 9mm bullets available, it's just not necessarily how we would have done it for sure. But, anything that keeps the Sweet 35 alive is a good thing!
_________________________
John

But for the grace of God, there, I go.

Top
#204224 - 12/13/19 07:07 PM Re: 350Legend bullets in 357Max ??? [Re: JDK]
KYODE
Shooting Expert


Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 3126
Loc: Northeast Ky.

Offline
as for the try again thing......im gonna guess the round is so new there are not many on this site that have shot .355s in their max yet. I would think the better choice would be to use .357 or .358? in it anyway.
In opposition, i would think there would be more interest in using the .357? bullets in the Legend because of More choices suitable to 4 leg critters, rather than 2 leg.

But, good luck and maybe someone has????
_________________________
TC ~ XP ~ Ruger

Top
Page all of 2 12>


Moderator:  Chance Weldon, jamesfromjersey, Gregg Richter, Gary 
Hop to:
 Portal Sidebar
Who's Online
0 registered and 40 anonymous users online.
Top Posters
9808
Whitworth
9608
s4s4u
9330
jamesfromjersey
7643
wapitirod
7327
TCTex.
6765
KRal
5186
Ernie
5057
Gary
4704
Tigger
4484
Franchise
4461
pab1
4401
Chance Weldon
4370
Dan B.
4124
Gregg Richter
3755
johnwilliams
  Member Hunts
Snowstorm boar
Snowstorm boar

Listening for the
Listening for the Train

   Access Requires Login

Generated in 0.05 seconds in which 0.012 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.




Copyright © 2000-2008
HandgunHunt.com, Inc.