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      Yep, brainstorming, well basically rehashing old ideas.

      Was dragging my 35 Rem out the other day and also was thinking about trying to trade into a 35 Rem levergun….

      Discovered what I already knew but didn’t realize HOW bad off or expensive 35 Rem ammo and brass had become. OUCH!

      So, got to thinking about 358 Win. The more I thought about it the better is sounded.

      35 Rem, no parent case, forming brass is difficult if not making it, then buying it is pricey. .80 per case NEW, IF you can find it. Ammo $30 for 20 rnds, if you can find it….

      358 Win, parent case is 308. Even in times of derth, like as of recent, you can still find lots of 308 brass or ammo. Heck I think everone has at least a FEW 308 pcs of brass somewhere. Cheap, available and you can make it from the parent case.

      Performance, well if you don’t have any 35 Rem ammo, you have no performance. πŸ™‚

      Seriously, probably about the same.

      Only draw back I see is there are not many rifles made for 358 Win. I think someone could remedy that, you listening Winchester? (probably not)

      So why has the 358 Win not taken off? Seems like the perfect opportunity.

      marlin levergun in 358 Win?

      ruger bolt action in 358 Win?

      I really like the idea of a 358 Win, I may just sell off all my 35 Rem stuff and build one. Heck prices are right!

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      OK, first of all, check out Grumpa’s brass in our vendor section. He does the heavy lifting for you, and his conversions are top notch.

      Second, 358Winchester DID take off. It’s enjoyed a rigid cult following from day one. At one time I had three of them that I had built for myself.
      Many barrel houses make drop in barrels for Savage bolt guns.

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      Blammer,

      30-40 Krag is the parent case for the 35 Remington. Yes, another “hard to find” case. (303 Brit will work as well.)

      Grumpa makes 35 Rem brass from 308W.

      http://30eca00a039f-002391.vbulletin.net/forum/venders/grumpa/398-35-remington-brass-from-308-1x-fired-mil-brass

      I hope this helps,

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      While I was typing, Goodsteel beat me to the post button!

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      uber7mm;n3883 wrote: Blammer,

      30-40 Krag is the parent case for the 35 Remington. Yes, another “hard to find” case. (303 Brit will work as well.)

      Grumpa makes 35 Rem brass from 308W.

      http://30eca00a039f-002391.vbulletin.net/forum/venders/grumpa/398-35-remington-brass-from-308-1x-fired-mil-brass

      I hope this helps,

      I don’t think you can easily make 35 Remington from 30-40 cases – Rimless vs Rimmed etc.


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      Yes the more I look around the more 358 Win’s I see but not nearly as many as I’d expect.

      If I can sell my 444 marlin, I’m gonna make a 358 win bolt gun from a marlin xs7 action. πŸ™‚

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      Or you could dumb luck into a couple of stocks and an Olde Mauser style Acton for next to nothing and have a a sweet 358 . . Of course then you have to have to buy dies ,moulds, sizers,and probably new powders . Just for the record if Goodsteel happens to assist you with this the XCB bullet is a perfect fit . Cases matter a lot or at least seem to in in mine. After 35 rounds today I feel as if I’ve had sufficient recoil therapy to hold me for a week or so. .

      Oh and there is plenty of room for throttle authority.

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      funny, I already have dies, mould, powder and sizers for the 358 Win… πŸ™‚

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      Tell me about this 444 you want to sell to fund the build?

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      Does Nuemrich still have 356 Win barrels?
      They are made for the BigBore actions, but I read somwhere about a guy who cut the threads smaller to fit a standard 94 action.
      How much abuse can a reagular Win 94 action take?
      I think I have a 356 and 375 barrel in the barn somewhere. I have an extra 94 in 30-30 that I’ve been wondering about the 356 win barrel???
      Found them for $58
      http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/Winchester-33573/Rifles-42602/94Series-40353/94Post64Series-34345/94AngleEjectBigBore-42858.htm

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      Agreed,

      you need a lathe to remove the rim and cut an extractor groove. Way beyond my tools or skills.
      I think 35 Rem is a neat deer cartridge, especially pushing a cast projectile. What Blammer is saying is true. Brass is the short oar.

      358 Win would be easier make from 308 Win, a simple neck up. 308 Win is plentiful. IMHO, 358 Win is equally as cool for deer.

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