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Re: 350 legend

Postby Thom28 » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:18 pm

offrink wrote:My 76 year old dad wants to stay out hunting as he ages. He finally is giving up the smooth bore 20 gauge Stevens he has shot most of his life. He likes my 450 bushmaster (the accuracy and down range energy) but I’m thinking the softer recoil from the 350 would be happier with his aging body. Being a “young” guy I would like the experience of those more mature and have shot the 350 to get some first hand experience.


I am a couple of years younger than your Dad and have both the 450 and the 350 in bolt guns. 350s are the Winchester XPR and the TC Venture II. Both are 22" barrels with 1:16TR. They are both accurate rifles with the Venture having a better trigger. Out of the box, trigger broke crisp with no over travel at 3lbs. Both shoot sub-moa groups at 100yars with Hornady 170gr Interloack SP handloads. Nice thing about these rifles is you can shoot them all day long with no wear and tear on your shoulder.

I have not shot the 350 in an AR and so am not able to give you any information on them. I guess I am just "old school" and prefer bolt action rifles.
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Re: 350 legend

Postby plant_one » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:24 am

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ran a few of these little fella's today. i swear.. they accidently fell into the cases :mrgreen: just some basic function testing and looking at pressure.

2.050" OAL and they cycled fine with lil gun and really smacked the gong solid. they must have been zinging lol


will try to get some chrono data tomorrow to see just how fast they are :mrgreen: i'm betting they're gonna be explosive on racoon/groundhog sized critters lol
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Re: 350 legend

Postby cwlongshot » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:48 am

I shot the SCR Saturday. 100% Cycling BUT the 147 GDHP I loaded as blasters... Refuse to feed. Hahaha. But single loaded they where fine. The 26g/296 load was 2010 fps and 3" 100 yard groups. NothiNg to brag on. But 190 RD cast 27g re7 shot 1/2" @50!

My other loaded that shot well in the bolt, didnt shoot accurately in the AR. BUT the barrel needs break in so Im hoping things settle with more ahooting.



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Re: 350 legend

Postby plant_one » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:32 pm

i didnt get to chrono - or even shoot the 124's yesterday.


after a couple boxes i started getting misfeeds - not going into full battery - even with factory ammo .... on several mags.

not sure whats the culprit yet, shouldnt be dirty enough yet but tough to say. i still gotta break it down to find out what the heck is going on.
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Re: 350 legend

Postby cwlongshot » Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:53 am

Is your Brass trimmed??

Thsi caliber is PLAGUED with inconsistent brass measurements.

So much I REFUSE to shoot anything factory.

https://youtu.be/7UjApxeQQeo

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Re: 350 legend

Postby plant_one » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:33 am

looks like i had a bolt fouling issue.


when i was ordering parts - all i could find (without paying crazy shipping) was a melonited gas tube.

i think a bunch of the schmoo leftover from the melonite process blew back into the bolt and even with an empty chamber going into full battery was taking some effort. the bolt did not want to move right when i removed the bcg from the gun. i recall reading somewhere about that being an issues in the past now that i think back on it trying to figure out where all that crap came from on the bolt tail and around the gas rings.

did a heavy cleaning of the bcg, the ultrasonic water looked AWFUL. my bcg from my 223 or 300 black after a heavy range session full suppressed doesnt come out that cruddy. Yuck! scrubbed everything back up and will be heading to my cousins for some test firing in the next day or so.

bolt cycles nicely now though by hand that its got all the crud removed and whatnot.



i did order a lee quick trim die though now that i'm aware theres a massive trimming consistency issue. thanks for the heads up. i wish there was a legend forum similar to the bushmaster forum here that i could tap into. the fb group isnt super helpful so far, but that will shake out as time goes on. its just not as easy to look up info there as it is here in the standard web forum format.
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Re: 350 legend

Postby cwlongshot » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:37 am

I have a TON of information in a couple threads on the Bushcraft site.

Here is a link. Plus WAY more active than this ghost town. ;) Good folks too.
http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/m ... ad.274996/

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Re: 350 legend

Postby cwlongshot » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:32 am

IMR 4227 feed and cycled 100%

22g and a re sized 180 SSP was a weiner producing a .508" 5 shot group!! No chrono but QL says 2000 fps.

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