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Old June 13, 2019, 01:10 PM   #1
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Who has dabbled in the 350 legend yet?

Title really says it all, just wondering if anyone here has tried it and liked it.
I know there’s some market hype, but the true nature can be hashed out on TFL in most topics. I have an AR pistol lower and a couple of pistol uppers that I am going to convert to carbine/rifle. I like the pistols, I figure they will be the next firearm niche that will get the ole “knee jerk” ban.
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Old June 13, 2019, 05:49 PM   #2
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I like the idea of the round and I'm thinking of going with it for my next AR build but as of yet I've seen no rifles around here in the caliber or any ammo for it...

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Old June 13, 2019, 07:10 PM   #3
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I think cmmg has the monopoly on the barrels. I looked a couple of months ago and they seemed reasonably priced at the time.
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Old June 13, 2019, 07:59 PM   #4
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I already shoot and reload for the .357 Max and I have to say the numbers for the .350 Legend don't impress me in the least!
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Old June 13, 2019, 08:20 PM   #5
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Alex Pro Firearms is now building uppers in ...ooops, never mind, is .350 Ham'r.
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Old June 15, 2019, 07:29 AM   #6
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I have seen the ammo everywhere, Walmart, farm stores, sporting goods stores, but no guns for it. I wonder if Winchester is making you get some if you're a dealer. I haven't talked to anyone even interested in the cartridge and I'm in one of those "straight wall case" states it was intended for. Most people like, have already bought, 450 Bushmaster guns. 350 Legend is late to the party.
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Old June 15, 2019, 05:44 PM   #7
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I would be willing to give it a go in a lever gun for the heck of it--otherwise--yawn.
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Old June 15, 2019, 06:24 PM   #8
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Interested very much in the 350 Legend. But, in an AR platform. Which for me would be for defense purposes and maybe for the occasional hog hunt. Since it's so new it's 'wait for' to see what comes out with weapons and more ammo selection.
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I already shoot and reload for the .357 Max and I have to say the numbers for the .350 Legend don't impress me in the least!
You are missing the whole purpose of the 350. It's a RIMLESS design so it can feed reliably from a magazine. Your .357 Maximum is a great cartridge but it's a RIMMED Cartridge not suitable for magazine fed systems (other than Ruger's 4 rd rotary design).
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Old Yesterday, 02:49 PM   #10
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I don't have one.I haven't fired one.
At first glance:
Designed to be compatible with an AR. That,IMO,is the "niche" It could also become a Mini-14 cartridge.

Brass is not too exotic. Starline $ 71.00 for 250.

After volumes of argument about the effectiveness of the 7.62 X 39 vs the 5.56,lets take an objective look. Given the real estate available with the AR,
The 350 legend delivers identical velocity to the 7.62 X 39 123 gr common load,about 2350 fps.

The 350 legend gives 2350 to 2375 fps with a 35 cal 150 gr bullet.

That's the ballpark velocity for 150 gr 30-30 load.

It is what it is,nothing more or less. It seems a good medium to short range woods cartridge for up to medium deer size game suitable for an AR.

Of course it should work well as an up-close manstopper,using correct bullets.

If the cartridge feeds and functions well, IMO,it has potential.

For myself,is it a better choice than a 6.5 Grendel??? HMMMM. My priorities might favor the Grendel. But that takes nothing away from the 350 Legend. It might fit YOUR priorities better. If the straightish case feeds/functions reliably I give it a thumbs up.
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