350 Legend

Rich M

Senior Member
Bought one. Having a 200-250 yard gun w no recoil is perfect. The performance seems to be great.

Hope to see how she works in a couple of weeks.

Listening to folks say why it won't work gets old. Some real good reports and dead deer say otherwise.
 

dirtnap

Senior Member
Finally got to see in person what the .350 can do and I am super impressed. Pops used my rifle this weekend on a 150-160 lb buck and a full size doe. Both were dropped on the spot. Massive internal damage....lungs were pretty much gone. That was with the Deer Season XP's.
Hey Dustin, we were using the deer season XP’s in my daughter’s gun with good results but after 2 consecutive non pass throughs switched to the 180 grain power points and seem to be getting better penetration, but in your case, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it 👍
 
Hey Dustin, we were using the deer season XP’s in my daughter’s gun with good results but after 2 consecutive non pass throughs switched to the 180 grain power points and seem to be getting better penetration, but in your case, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it 👍
I had that same issue with that same bullet in my 7mm-08, so I am somewhat concerned for them in the .350 also. The good thing is that it usually does so much internal damage that they don’t normally make it out of sight.
 
You guys loading or doing factory ammo? Factory stuff I can/could get are 145 solids (have a couple boxes) and 170 Hornady (have a couple boxes).

My main concern is bullet expansion at 200-250 yards. Where i hunt, opportunities max-out at about 230-240 yards. So gun seems perfect but want to know about bullet expansion at that range.

No question about the 170s getting full penetration, just that they didn't expand well in gel at 200 on you tube (bullet tip expanded to bullet diameter but made the gel wiggle quite a bit). They also tested some 160 gr rifle bullet hollow points and those did a better job at expanding - lotsa lead fragments there.

Wondering about modifying a handful of those 170 soft points into hollow points (cut off protruding lead and use drill bit to make a shallow cavity) or flat points (just cut off protruding lead).

Found some 165 Hornady FTX and ordered some 158 Fury Soft Points for reloading.

Anyone have any longer range kill or reloading experience?
 
You guys loading or doing factory ammo? Factory stuff I can/could get are 145 solids (have a couple boxes) and 170 Hornady (have a couple boxes).

My main concern is bullet expansion at 200-250 yards. Where i hunt, opportunities max-out at about 230-240 yards. So gun seems perfect but want to know about bullet expansion at that range.

No question about the 170s getting full penetration, just that they didn't expand well in gel at 200 on you tube (bullet tip expanded to bullet diameter but made the gel wiggle quite a bit). They also tested some 160 gr rifle bullet hollow points and those did a better job at expanding - lotsa lead fragments there.

Wondering about modifying a handful of those 170 soft points into hollow points (cut off protruding lead and use drill bit to make a shallow cavity) or flat points (just cut off protruding lead).

Found some 165 Hornady FTX and ordered some 158 Fury Soft Points for reloading.

Anyone have any longer range kill or reloading experience?
Not me, I think her longest with that gun is 100ish. I try to keep her shot opportunities at 125 and in, to be honest I haven’t even shot it longer than that at the range
 
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