My Ruger Hawkeye in 358Win is not a long range gun, and BC out to 300 yards means pretty much nothing so I decided after reading some comments on the 358Win again last night to actually reduce my powder charge of TAC by 2 grains and go see for myself the accuracy and velocity.
Three shot group at 100yds 225gr Accubond just a little more accurate than my 2556fps load
Note: No pressure signs at all.
It is a shame that Ruger dropped this cartridge and it is not available with Ruger, they stopped a couple of years ago, and dropped them from their line. The 358Win has been a very impressive cartridge in taking game. At this moment, so far, not a single animal has moved from where they stood when I shot them.
You do not see that ripple wave move up and back the length of the animal when you hit them with the 358win like you do with some magnum cartridges, but what you see is an animal that just folds up like a stack of cards that has been knock down. The animal just collapses in their tracks.
Let me put it this way, if Nosler chambered one in a M48 TGR, and gave it a magazine long enough like the Ruger Hawkeye so the 225gr Accubond could be used, I would go straight to the bank, borrow the money and buy one.