.350 Legend Looks Interesting

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MarkinEllensburg posted this 21 August 2019

I am intrigued. Has anyone tried this new cartridge with a cast bullet? Seems like it might be a good choice for Hunter or Production class.

I doubt there is any load data yet but treated as a wildcat someone will I am betting.

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Fitzpatrick posted this 21 August 2019

I've been considering it or the  357 ar in a savage rebarrel project get a 1 in 14 twist with a long throat i think it would like cast just fine

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RicinYakima posted this 21 August 2019

Mark, but I am not seeing any with heavy barrels that you would need for hunter or production class. A six pound rifle is going to be hard to shoot off the bench.

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 21 August 2019

... the rimless 350 legend depends on the end of the case ( no neck ) for headspacing ... the 357 maximum is only 1/10 shorter and uses the rim to headspace.   of course, if you have an auto-loader, the Legend would be great;  i can't imagine a 100 lb. whitetail with 16 or 20  350 Legend slugs through him getting very far.

ken

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MarkinEllensburg posted this 23 August 2019

Good points Ken and Ric.

Headspacing on the casemouth seems to work out just fine for the .45ACP, just saying.

I have witnessed some great shooting in Spokane by some with sporters, although they have been wood stocked ones and likely did weigh more than 6 pounds.

My thoughts are along the lines of a larger diameter bullet is an advantage when shooting score.Plus the smaller capacity case I think is an advantage.

Fitzpatrick if you use it for a rebarrel project please let us know how it works out.

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M3 Mitch posted this 26 August 2019

I'm thinking the 350 is, effectively, a .357 Maximum made for AR type platforms.  Should have the advantage of the brass, which is essentially .223/5.56 brass without the neck, being relatively cheap. 

It should provide an AR round that will "run" with a cast bullet.

As for benchrest shooting, there are people out there that will make whatever you want in terms of a barrel.  Most factory guns are coming out light and short for hunting.  But if you want a longer, heavier barrel for target shooting, they should be available soon or already. I know some people who have a gun room full of upper and lower receivers in various calibers, almost like a Lego set that shoots. One of the advantages of ARs.

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