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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-02-2016, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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358 Winchester

I'm itching for a new rifle. I like to take hunting trips where I hunt from a backpack and camp out. Sometimes I'll set up a base camp a ways in. In the past I have used an old lever action Winchester 94 in 30-30 for this. I am starting to put some ideas together for a hunt in the Adirondacks in the fall. I am thinking about buying a Browning stainless BLR takedown. I like the idea that it can be taken apart and put inside a pack. I also want a repeater in stainless. I have a few .30 calibers already so I was thinking of going with a .358 Winchester. Any thoughts on this caliber for woods hunting for bear and deer?
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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-02-2016, 11:14 AM
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Great caliber I think all the .35's are underappreciated .....Only thing is if you don't reload there's not a ton of options for factory ammo
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I love the 35 cal. My dad loves the Whelen. Always said it was a hard hitter. I shoot a 35 rem in a 14 inch barreled contender and it is accurate and is a hammer. However, it has a limited range. My 35 cal rifle is a 358 Winchester. On a Ruger frontier. I love this little rifle. I think it is the perfect balance between the 35 cals for rifles and your choice in rifles for your purpose seems ideal!
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post #4 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-02-2016, 11:58 AM
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358 winchester ammo rifle

I envy you! There's ammo available....maybe not on the shelf at the local shop, but it's around and it's not even expensive by today's standards.

FWIW, I've wanted a 358 forever....I want one in a Browning Micro Hunter or Micro Medallion. I may have to build one someday!
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Great pick IMO, love 35s
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Grice has Ruger Hawkeyes in .358 win.
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I've had the 35 Remington, 35 Whelen, 356 Winchester, and 350 Remington mag. I never could figure out what 35 caliber did that .30 didn't do just as well? So I don't have any 35's anymore.

"A 30-30 is all you need. If you use a 30-06 you'll just hit a tree" -My Grandpa
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I have a Brpwning lever in .358 that shoots better than me.

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post #9 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I'm going to start saving some cash. It will be my next gun purchase. I also would like a 260 Remington one day.
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The notion that a bigger hole in the end of the barrel leads to quicker kills is leftover from the blackpowder guns of the 19th century.

"A 30-30 is all you need. If you use a 30-06 you'll just hit a tree" -My Grandpa
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