35-30 loads

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sergeant69 posted this 26 April 2020

i bought a mod 94 made 1920 in 32 WCF  (maybe 32 spl?) a year or so ago, as a 35-30. i got a few loaded rds with it and started noticing the ejected/fired brass didn't look like the same stuff that went in it after it had been fire formed. went thru some dies boxes etc that came with it and found a hand written note from the 60s stating it is a 35-30 AI chambered by old PO himself. no way to prove it though. contacted dave manson and sent him a few cases and he confirmed they matched a spec sheet he has for a 35-50 AI chamber reamer, but that he has never made the reamer or heard of anyone that has. i loaded a few jacketed bullets for it at 30-30  velocitys and it shoots good. any reccomendations for a cast slug appreciated. looking to plink, hunt hogs and whitetails with it. 

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45 2.1 posted this 26 April 2020

This might help you some, but it's for the standard cartridge (not the A.I.).

https://www.hensleygibbs.com/edharris/articles/35winchester94.htm

The author might be along here to help also.

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Ed Harris posted this 07 May 2020

I have a standard .35/.30-30, not the AI and shoot mostly plainbased bullets in mine.

Accurate has several designs which are well suited:

http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=36-220H-D.png

http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=36-240H-D.png

http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=36-245D-D.png

http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=36-265B-D.png

 

 

 

 

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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Ed Harris posted this 23 July 2020

Starting load data for .35 Remington will work fine.  Work up cautiously for best stability and just stay a bit below listed max and you will be fine.  With the 240-grain plainbased bullet you should be able to load 70% of the charge for a 200-210 grain cast bullet with 4895, using a loose 1 grain Dacron fill tucked in the neck and a pea-sized dab of white lithium grease under the bullet.

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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Bud Hyett posted this 26 April 2020

RCBS 35-200-FN or SAECO #352 (245 grain) worked well in my .35 Herrett and a friend's .35 Remington. A shooter at Windhill in Illinois shot a .358 Winchester in competition and did well with the RCBS Bullet. 

Country boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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Wheel Weights posted this 26 April 2020

JES reboring is famous for his 35-30s and 35-40s used to salvage old bbls. He recently made me a 35 Swiss, 7.5x55 necked up to 35.

Lee makes a 220 gr that works fine in all these.

For cast, the old standards of 10 gr Unique or 15 gr of 4198 that seem to work in all mid capacity centerfires, would be a good start.

35 Swiss

 

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sergeant69 posted this 03 May 2020

thanks for replies. haven't had a chance yet to try anything out. will shortly.

 

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sergeant69 posted this 08 May 2020

 i like the 240 gr.

the AI case has a much shorter neck than the 35-30 so i am a little concerned about using a long cast bullet. 

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Ed Harris posted this 08 May 2020

 i like the 240 gr.

the AI case has a much shorter neck than the 35-30 so i am a little concerned about using a long cast bullet. 

 

Accurate 36-220H and 36-240H are suited to cartridges having a short neck, such as the .35 Remington or your .35/30-30AI.  36-220H could be ordered adding a .090" GC heel to the base, bringing weight up to about 240 grains and will still fit in the .35 Remington neck and have a cartridge OAL which will feed in the lever-guns.  It would also be stable in a 1:16" twist. 

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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sergeant69 posted this 08 May 2020

goood stuff. thanks

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sergeant69 posted this 26 May 2020

 i like the 240 gr.

the AI case has a much shorter neck than the 35-30 so i am a little concerned about using a long cast bullet. 

 

Accurate 36-220H and 36-240H are suited to cartridges having a short neck, such as the .35 Remington or your .35/30-30AI.  36-220H could be ordered adding a .090" GC heel to the base, bringing weight up to about 240 grains and will still fit in the .35 Remington neck and have a cartridge OAL which will feed in the lever-guns.  It would also be stable in a 1:16" twist. 

 

i have the 36-240H on order. thanks again

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sergeant69 posted this 23 July 2020

ok, got a few cast and lubed and ready to go. i am looking for a mild to medium load, deer killer out to 100 yds or so, and plinkers.

powders on hand (suitable ?) are hodgon H4831sc, rel 15 and 7, tac, varget, H110, H4350, IMR 4350, IMR 4198, H4350, IMR3031, 2520 and a few pistol powders. guns in good shape. need load suggestions. close as i can come is an old lyman cast handbook that shows 35 rem w/210? gr bullets

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sergeant69 posted this 24 July 2020

i appreciate that. is there any load data available with the powders i listed and not using the added filler and lube? not being obstinate here, just want to make it as simple as possible. maybe trailboss?

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Ed Harris posted this 24 July 2020

If you keep velocity down around 1200-1350 fps you don't need the Dacron and grease cookie. 

About 9 grains of Bullseye, TiteGroup or TrailBoss should do the trick.

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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sergeant69 posted this 24 July 2020

thank you!!

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