I have only owned and handloaded for the the .350 for 20 years so I guess I don't know much.But to call it a 200 yard or less cartridge shows no knowledge what so ever of the cartridge.
Maybe I just misread what you wrote. Above is your quote. Sounds to me like you are saying it is limited, but I will take your word for it.mfuff said:The 350 is a great round and for deer and black bear within 200yds might be tops.
I'll second all you said...IMO, it's a very academic comparison. In the real world, with properly constructed bullets matched to the game being hunted, either will kill the same with a properly placed shot...mfuff said:I voted .338 WM ONLY because I do not own one. I have a 300Wby Mag and a .350 rem Mag so I really do not need a .338. The 300Wby has done and will do anything the .338 will. The 350 is a great round and for deer and black bear within 200yds might be tops. It will handle much larger game if the shots are kept within a reasonable range. It's limiting factor is case capacity for powder when using 250gr bullets and limited factory offerings.
Now, If I didn't own either and had nothing close to either, I would get the .338 because of the better long range potential. Bullet selection is good for factory rounds and it is fairly easy to find in stores.
I missed the word AND after bear and before within.HOGGHEAD said:Maybe I just misread what you wrote. Above is your quote. Sounds to me like you are saying it is limited, but I will take your word for it.mfuff said:The 350 is a great round and for deer and black bear within 200yds might be tops.
And you do not know of a 180 grain load that will do 2700-2800 fps?? Then look in the Nosler manual at 61.0 grains or 4064 with a MZ of 2824 from a 24" barrel.
I mean no disrespect, but it doesn't matter if you have been loading for a 350 RM for 20 years, or 50 years. It definitely is not limited to 200 yards. And it is definitely capable of hitting 2700-28000 fps with 180 grain and possibly 200 grain bullets. Even close with a 22" or a 20" barrel.
You are not the only one who has loaded or shot one. We have one of the Remington 700 Limited Classic rifles in 350 Remington Magnum. Tom.
I see this worn out statement whenever a not-so-common cartridge is mentioned and it has absolutely no bearing on anything....I'll bet that within five minutes on this computer I can find all I want of either....As far as finding it at some remote outpost...You don't wait till you go hunting to buy it. You buy it before you go.....Afraid of losing it?...Put a couple boxes in your luggage, a couple in your gun case, send a couple boxes out to the outfitter before you go.....There's really no reason to not have your shells when you need them.rflktrman said:Far easier to find ammo for the .338 plus I owned one before and liked it's big BOOM.