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Re: 350 legend

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 10:37 am
by plant_one
Bear creek released a 350 legend upper today...

only available in 16" right now, and their highest priced ar upper i've seen ($379) since they released the Valkyrie i think ...

Re: 350 legend

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 5:43 am
by cwlongshot
I saw that too...

On reloading I reloaded a couple by pulling factory, running case thru a M die then replacing powder with 1680 and a 158 xtp bullet. I fired them yesterday. They chambered slick as can be fired normally and fell into a 1/2" 50 yard group.

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I also tore a cartridge down:

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First range trip yesterday, Zeroed in a few shots, shot 20 rnds including 5 of my hand loads. The 147 fMJ shot about 3/4" @ 50 yards and reliably smacked 4" targets out @ 250 yards.

Little recoil & with my linear Comp, blast was gone and report subdued.

I am excited to reload this and develop loads. Ill load these 20 and shoot again this weekend.

CW

Re: 350 legend

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 3:43 am
by cwlongshot
Well I was searching dies... I found the Lee offered a stand alone sizer die!!! GREAT! As Im not a fan this limits my out lay and its all I really need anyhow. But nope. Its catalogues but comes up available soon. I found Titan reloading had the complete die set shipped for less than direct from Lee so I grabbed that. Hope it works I have bought four Lee die sets in my 40 years reloading ... THREE have failed. :oops:

I should have them soon.

CW

Re: 350 legend

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:34 am
by Al in Mi

Re: 350 legend

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:01 am
by Buckeye45
I picked up 2 boxes of the 180s Friday. Hope to try them out tomorrow. They were 20.95$ a box so I’ll give em a try.

Re: 350 legend

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:24 am
by Al in Mi
Can you pull one and measure the bullet diameter?

Re: 350 legend

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:40 pm
by Buckeye45
I don’t have a way to pull one. I measured about half the box and they were all .354 just above the case mouth. Seems odd as I thought the hunting ammo would measure larger than the FMJ. It’s all .355 above the case mouth.
I really don’t care what any of them measure as long as they shoot good. I’ve seen two reports where someone has contacted the Ohio DNR as well as Michigan DNR and both said were told the 350 Legend is approved.
I’ll roll with that until I find a determination otherwise.

Re: 350 legend

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:02 pm
by Bmt85
Buckeye45 wrote:I don’t have a way to pull one. I measured about half the box and they were all .354 just above the case mouth. Seems odd as I thought the hunting ammo would measure larger than the FMJ. It’s all .355 above the case mouth.
I really don’t care what any of them measure as long as they shoot good. I’ve seen two reports where someone has contacted the Ohio DNR as well as Michigan DNR and both said were told the 350 Legend is approved.
I’ll roll with that until I find a determination otherwise.


Yes, it is GTG here in Michigan.

Must be 35 cal or larger, straight wall, with minimum case length of 1.16” and max of 1.8”

Re: 350 legend

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:52 am
by cwlongshot
Yup that was the big debacle. I guess Michigan says 35 cal 9mm is 35 cal too... But Ohio says specifically .357 or larger. STUPID, on Winchesters part. IMHO they where trying to ride on the upsurge in 9mm popularity and missed the 357 part... By and large this younger generation cuts corners to try to be more than they are and this is case n point. Again MHO.

Now they repeatedly say 357, but everything is 355 we here on the internet has checked. On the same avenue. I dont see amm makers re creating the wheel to use a .355 bbl when the same reamer chambering a 357 blank could produce better results.

On a secondary note, my dies are out for delivery! Hope they are a good set!

CW