Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Thread: .350 rem mag loads

  1. #1

    Default .350 rem mag loads

    Hi all, Been searching the net for some good load info on the .350 rem mag. I have a Ruger M77 that I'm trying to get to shoot, and have tried the speer 250 grainers, and just got a box of sierra 225 gr. boat tails. The gun didn't like the Speers with 4064 or 4350, so before I get too far, I figured someone here has one and has a pet load they might share. Looking for Black bear/moose rounds, not adverese to try the Barnes triple shock or ???
    Thanks, and any info appreciated!

  2. #2
    Member Float Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kachemak Bay Alaska
    Posts
    4,216

    Default

    My M-77MKII likes the 225 grain Kodiak bullets. There are a couple old threads here on the 350 Rem Mag.

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ght=hand+loads

    There is a guy on this site using the name Paul H, (I THINK) who has really worked up this cartridge.
    Floatplane,Tailwheel and Firearms Instructor- Dragonfly Aero
    Experimental Hand-Loader, NRA Life Member
    http://site.dragonflyaero.com

  3. #3
    Member Float Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kachemak Bay Alaska
    Posts
    4,216

    Default

    Also remember that since you are using a Ruger M-77 you can load them a little longer COL than the shorter Remingtons. Around 2.88 inches or so.

    RL-15 seems to work well as does BLC2 and WW748. Alliant powder even shows a RL-7 load with fairly low pressure.

    I have not been able to get IMR 4350 or 4064 to work well for accuarcy in the 350 Rem Mag. Although IMR 4320 does not do too bad.
    Floatplane,Tailwheel and Firearms Instructor- Dragonfly Aero
    Experimental Hand-Loader, NRA Life Member
    http://site.dragonflyaero.com

  4. #4

    Default

    Thanks for the info I'll dig a little deeper in the site to find the Paul H postings. I do have some RL-7 and some 4320. I think I have some 748 as well my .308 seems to like that. Have some time later this week to try some of those. It was an eye opener filling the case with 50+gr. of 4064 with the length of the 250 gr. bullets. It gave new meaning to "compressed" load.
    Thank you for the replies!

  5. #5

    Default

    59.2grs of WW748 for the 225gr bullet is a good load.
    A GUN WRITER NEEDS:
    THE MIND OF A SCHOLAR
    THE HEART OF A CHILD
    THE HIDE OF A RHINOCEROS

  6. #6

    Default thanks

    I see the .350 has quite a following here. Just loaded some 225's with 748. Thanks for the info! I'll be watching the other threads too. Glad I found this place.


  7. #7

    Default

    Here are my best performers so far in a friends 350Rem Mag and I will try these in my 350 Rem Mag. I will just pick the most accurate and that is what I will stick with. Now unless WW748 is close to the best in accuracy then I will choose it because I have seen it move the 225gr bullet at 2714fps in a Mod 7 and also with a 250gr bullet I have seen it move at 2544-2557fps. So if either of these loads are not the most accurate but close to the most accurate I will choose WW748.

    225gr bullet 59.2grs of ww748

    225gr bullet 58grs of IMR4895

    225gr bullet 58grs of IMR4064

    225gr bullet 59grs of IMR4320

    250gr bullet 57.5grs of ww748
    A GUN WRITER NEEDS:
    THE MIND OF A SCHOLAR
    THE HEART OF A CHILD
    THE HIDE OF A RHINOCEROS

  8. #8

    Default

    Thank you Beartooth. So many loads, so little time...

  9. #9
    Moderator Paul H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    5,594

    Default

    I've settled on 59 gr Varget over the 225 sierra, shoots ok


  10. #10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    I've settled on 59 gr Varget over the 225 sierra, shoots ok

    Paul, outstanding group and very good shooting with the 350 Rem mag. What was your velocity if you know or a good guess if you did not Chrono your load.
    A GUN WRITER NEEDS:
    THE MIND OF A SCHOLAR
    THE HEART OF A CHILD
    THE HIDE OF A RHINOCEROS

  11. #11
    Moderator Paul H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    5,594

    Default

    I have yet to get my chrony repaired, killed it with an errant gas check.

    I've guestimating 2650 fps.

  12. #12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    I have yet to get my chrony repaired, killed it with an errant gas check.

    I've guestimating 2650 fps.
    Out standing accuracy and very good shooting control demonstrated by the triangle group you shot.
    A GUN WRITER NEEDS:
    THE MIND OF A SCHOLAR
    THE HEART OF A CHILD
    THE HIDE OF A RHINOCEROS

  13. #13
    Member Float Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kachemak Bay Alaska
    Posts
    4,216

    Default

    Paul,,,, what primers did you use?
    What was your COL?
    Floatplane,Tailwheel and Firearms Instructor- Dragonfly Aero
    Experimental Hand-Loader, NRA Life Member
    http://site.dragonflyaero.com

  14. #14
    Moderator Paul H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    5,594

    Default

    Fed 210, as I recal COL was 2.875"

    Here is the same setup over 57 gr varget, first handload I put through the ruger 350 rem mag. Anytime your first handload through a gun that has had all of 10 rounds through it groups under 1/2", it's a good sign. Just think what I could do with more than a 2.5x scope and less than an 8# trigger.


  15. #15

    Default

    Paul, part of that is the shooter and that is one thing you can do. I am impressed.
    A GUN WRITER NEEDS:
    THE MIND OF A SCHOLAR
    THE HEART OF A CHILD
    THE HIDE OF A RHINOCEROS

  16. #16
    Member Float Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kachemak Bay Alaska
    Posts
    4,216

    Default

    I need to buy some non-magnum primers. I have LOTS of magnum primers from back when Longs drugs went belly up. The kid at the counter thought the case price was the same as the little 100 round tray price, since they were selling off all of their reloading stuff.

    I may have some very old CCI standard primers someplace but they seem to have some erratic performance.

    I have done some 350 rem Mag loads with Varget but have been using magnum primers and my groups and velocity are jumping around a bit much.
    Floatplane,Tailwheel and Firearms Instructor- Dragonfly Aero
    Experimental Hand-Loader, NRA Life Member
    http://site.dragonflyaero.com

  17. #17
    Member alaska bush man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    905

    Thumbs up 350 Mag

    My 350 likes RL15 with the 250 Speer with WLRM primers

  18. #18
    Member Float Pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kachemak Bay Alaska
    Posts
    4,216

    Default

    PAUL,,

    Were there any real signs of pressure with the 59 grain load compared to the 57 grain load?
    Floatplane,Tailwheel and Firearms Instructor- Dragonfly Aero
    Experimental Hand-Loader, NRA Life Member
    http://site.dragonflyaero.com

  19. #19
    Member alaska bush man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    905

    Thumbs up Good data

    http://www.35cal.com/loading.html#77

    Used the 225gr sierra on deer.......but for Alaska the 225 TSX would be excellent!

  20. #20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by alaska bush man View Post
    http://www.35cal.com/loading.html#77

    Used the 225gr sierra on deer.......but for Alaska the 225 TSX would be excellent!
    I agree with your analogy and I will be testing the 225gr Sierra the end of this week for use on deer and the 225 TSX for bigger game but have to order some TSX's from Midway.
    A GUN WRITER NEEDS:
    THE MIND OF A SCHOLAR
    THE HEART OF A CHILD
    THE HIDE OF A RHINOCEROS

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •