350 Remington Magnum

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Years ago my BIL gave me his model 660 350 Rem Mag. He was living and hunting in Indiana and it was a shotgun only state at that time.
He had bought it for his father to take on a black bear hunt. His dad became ill before he could go on the hunt and later succumbed to his illness never even firing the gun. It had 1 box of rounds fired though by the time he handed it to me. So I took the gun home with no bullets for it, this was back in 2000. I called Kevin’s in Tallahassee Fla knowing that they were the premier go to place for all things gun at the time. They had two boxes and I bought them both. I still have them one empty, one full.
This is the gun I would like to bring to Alaska hunting one day and I have since gathered and scrounged a few more boxes of ammunition for it. I have bought dies, powder, primers and bullets to reload for it.
If there is one thing that I could find for it, it would be a Lee Classic Loader In that caliber and it has proven to be very hard to find.

Knowing that this caliber might have a following in Alaska I would like to ask if anyone has one for sale or maybe a place that might have one. I have tried most all of the popular sites- ebay, GB, and the like.
Any help in the area would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Those things kick like a mule. I have had a couple of them.
 

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I don't see where Lee offers one these days. Maybe at one time they did. IF they did make one; pawn shops, second hand shops....... that would be my guess and probably not advertised.

I had a .350 barrel for my Encore once. Never got around to shooting it. I have two, .35 Whelen's so no hurt feelings that it went bye, bye.
 

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Those things kick like a mule. I have had a couple of them.
It does have some kick to it but nothing unmanageable and you certainly don’t notice it while in a hunting scenario. At least I don’t notice it.
 

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I don't see where Lee offers one these days. Maybe at one time they did. IF they did make one; pawn shops, second hand shops....... that would be my guess and probably not advertised.

I had a .350 barrel for my Encore once. Never got around to shooting it. I have two, .35 Whelen's so no hurt feelings that it went bye, bye.

I liked my 660 so much that I bought the model 673 in the same caliber when it came out. It is one of a few guns I have bought that I haven’t shot or handled before buying. I picked up two more boxes of ammunition as well when Remington started making it again. That was in 2004.

You are right lee hasn’t made the Classic for this round for quite some time. I’m hoping to find someone that had the caliber in the past and would be willing to sale one that is collecting dust.
 
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It does have some kick to it but nothing unmanageable and you certainly don’t notice it while in a hunting scenario. At least I don’t notice it.

I shoot lots of magnums. I shot a moose this year with a .416 Remington. I also hunt with a .375 H&H, a .300 win mag, and a .458. The .350 in that short barreled rifle will stand right up on end when you torch it off.
 

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Wilson can probably make you a set of hand dies that is much better quality (and more expensive if that’s a factor) than the old Lee Loaders. <br/><br/>lewilson.com
 

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I shoot lots of magnums. I shot a moose this year with a .416 Remington. I also hunt with a .375 H&H, a .300 win mag, and a .458. The .350 in that short barreled rifle will stand right up on end when you torch it off.

I have never had moose as table fair and I would really like to try it.
It sounds like you have a nice collection of big bore rifles. I had a .458 Brno Mauser action on a custom made stock that I traded many moons ago. I just couldn’t see a herd of Elephants stomping through Florida any time soon.
I hunt with a 7mm-08 here in my area mostly.
 

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Wilson can probably make you a set of hand dies that is much better quality (and more expensive if that’s a factor) than the old Lee Loaders. <br/><br/>lewilson.com
Thank you for that information. I will get in touch with Wilson and see what they say.
 

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I have a Rem M700 in 350Rem and have been loading for it for about 15years. I have never even heard of a Lee whack-a-mole in that caliber. I would get one of the Lee hand held presses. That and a set of dies would be about the same size as the whack-a-mole set and a club to use with it.
 

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I have a Rem M700 in 350Rem and have been loading for it for about 15years. I have never even heard of a Lee whack-a-mole in that caliber. I would get one of the Lee hand held presses. That and a set of dies would be about the same size as the whack-a-mole set and a club to use with it.
They did make it in 350 Rem Mag at one time and I would very much like to find one. You know the interesting thing is that in my search I have acquired a few more calibers that I have been wanting to find as well.
 

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Update-
I have found and purchased a Lee Loader in 350 Remington Magnum. Actually I have found two and have bought them both!
Thanks to all that commented.
 

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Had one for years sold it last year a Rem 600
great bear gun the 350 RM with 250 Speer GS or Nosler Part
Muzzle blast was fearsom from the short barrel.
I still have a Rem 600 in 6.5 RM which is much more comfortable to shoot and with 120 TSX it’s a good killer of caribou very comparable to 270 win in performance. RCBS has dies for both 350 RM and 6.5 RM.
 

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Anyone remember Don Dehart (1912 - 1977) he likely did more to promote that cartridge when it was first released, then anyone. Was a Alaska Hunting Guide, used horses, had DeHart Ranch way past Palmer, AK. His daughter was also an Alaskan Hunting Guide.
 
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Never met Don, but did visit with his wife Mary Francis, if I recall her name correcty. This was after Don's passing. As I recall, the HartD ranch was in Slana ,very near the junction of Tok cutoff and Nabesna rd.
Somewhere in my library I still have a couple books he wrote -Oh for the life of a guide and All about Bears.
Had a .little short barrelled .350 mag. I used for a short time as backup when guiding bear hunters. Kicked like a mule!!!! Switched to 375 ouch and ouch and never looked back.
 

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RCBS Dies is what I use.
I have had 4 in 350 Mag
your Rem 660 is a great gun
makes a dandy moose gun and Grizzly gun
with 250gr bullets cherish your Rem 660 they are long out of production.
During it’s day the Rem 600 in 350 Mag was the first Alaska Bush Gun favored by Bush Pilots because it was powerful and short easy carry gun. Be prepared yes kicked like a mule !
 

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I have a Ruger M77 MKII in 350 Rem Mag. I really like the cartridge. I have been loading 350 since way back in the 1970s when I had one of the M-600s.
The original Short Magnum
 

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I have a Ruger M77 MKII in 350 Rem Mag. I really like the cartridge. I have been loading 350 since way back in the 1970s when I had one of the M-600s.
The original Short Magnum

I gave my son a Ruger flat bolt in .350 that used to belong to my brother. He will eventually dump a moose with it.
 

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OK here's my 2 cents for what it's worth. I have 2-350's, one in Remington M600 and another in Remington M7. Also, a model 600 in 6.5. I really like them all. And I have killed a pile of game with each of them. My favorite loads use Nosler partitions in 225 grain. Once upon a time I made the switch to Barnes TSX for all of those rifles plus several others, including 270, 7mm mag, 300 wby, 338 win mag, 35 whelen, and 375 H&H. One positive thing is that all of my rifles shot very well with the TSX bullets. However, after many animals taken and under diverse situations the bullets showed inconsistent performance. One time DRT (dead right there) and the next they run like the wind. I never lost any but. In all my experience Nosler portions never let me down so I have switched back to partitions for all my rifles. Now the trouble is finding the bullets. Nosler has seen fit to not make them, for several years now. As far as recoil goes for the 350 if you handload you don't have to load it to the max! I use a Speer hot core 220 grain for whitetails with a lighter powder charge. Most deer never even twitch after getting hit. The Remington M600 and 660 were certainly ahead of there time and can still be found, even here in Alaska, at the gun shows and sometimes at the gun shops. Great cartridge and handy little rifles!
 
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