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Old October 25, 2020, 11:28 PM   #26
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There is a very scarce 9mm FN automatic, the Belgian equivalent of a Model 8 .35.
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Old October 26, 2020, 11:53 AM   #27
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Model 8's and 81's were very popular back in the day. And I bet the 35 would be the most popular round from Remington's semi auto loadings. Many lever actions and single shot pistols also made in that chambering.
Me thinks Bonnie and Clyde had some first hand exposure to the old thumper
I use bullets for the 35 in my 357 Max Contender, a perfect match.
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Old October 26, 2020, 01:55 PM   #28
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If I recall the history correctly, the 25, 30 and 32 Remington were rimless versions of the 25-35, 30-30 and 32 Special Winchester cartridges. So those three should have the same rim diameter. The 35 Remington may have been based on the 30-40 Krag, but without a rim plus other dimensional changes. In a way I'm amazed that the 35 Remington is still produced today, there must be a lot of Marlin 336 rifles in 35 Remington out there!
The Remington family of 25, 30, 32, and 35 were direct competition to the Winchester .25-35, .30-30, and .32 Special. Winchester had no round to directly compete with the .35 Rem until the 50s.

While they were a "family" of rounds, and were all in the same rifles (models 8. 81, auto and 14, 141 pump and the rem bolt gun of the era (model 30??) they weren't all the same case. The .30 and .32 are, but the .25 is a bit smaller and the .35 is bigger (head size), so there's no making .35s from the smaller head size brass.

Remington dropped those rifles with WWII and by the 50s stopped making ammo as regulr production. The .25,30 & .32 faded away. What kept the .35 Rem alive (barely) was Marlin and their 336 lever gun in .35 Rem.

What kept the .35 going was despite the unimpressive numbers on paper, in the deer woods, it hits like the hammer of Thor. Observed results, not paper ballistics kept a loyal though small following. The .35 knocks em down, hard!
For nearly 3 decades if you wanted a .35 Rem, the only choice was a Marlin 336, and that suited a fair number of deer hunters just fine.

The .35 Rem got a boost in popularity and interest when Contender shooters discovered it could be used in their single shots, where, again, it still hits like the hammer of Thor.

when you can find it, ammo or brass buy it, and buy more than you need if you can. Its a good round, does its job better than the paper ballistics imply, but its not popular enough to be a regularly produced thing, and in today's situation none of the "niche" rounds are getting the production they had even a few years ago.

I hope you can find enough for deer season this year, good luck! When you do find some get enough for a few seasons (at least) IF you can.

(and if you think finding ammo for a .35 Rem is bad, try finding some for a .350 Rem Mag! )
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Old October 26, 2020, 02:15 PM   #29
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no .35 Remington ammo!

According to "Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions", authored by John J. Donnelly, the .35 Remington rifle case can be made using either the.303 British or the .30-40 Krag case. Unfortunately, this conversion requires using a metal lathe to turn the cartridge rim flush with the base and cutting a new extractor groove. Seems to be a lot of work to produce reloading brass for a vintage deer cartridge with a limited following. Don't get me wrong, I own two rifles in that caliber. One is a Marlin 336 carbine, the other is a Remington 760.
I was fortunate enough to acquire a case of Remington 150gr. Core-Lokt PSP and a case of Remington 200gr Core-Lokt RN as well as a set of Redding .35 Remington dies.
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Old October 26, 2020, 02:26 PM   #30
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350L, not a .35 Remington by a long shot but currently widely available and devastating at 200 yards and closer out of an autoloader.
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Old October 26, 2020, 03:55 PM   #31
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my .35 remington is a super nice 141 that came pretty cheap as it has a non factory reciever sight added. at 75 yards from a rest it will put three shots into the end of a soda can, i have several bags of new brass and six boxs of remington ammo with 200 gr round nose core lock,s.
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Old October 26, 2020, 06:14 PM   #32
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35 rem brass shortage

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Old October 26, 2020, 07:44 PM   #33
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KBP Shydas in Lebanon PA has it. You can order online.
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Old October 26, 2020, 09:33 PM   #34
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I still hunt the PA woods with my Paps Remington 141 along side my son with his 35 Rem Marlin 336. 35 Remington is the caliber that pushed me to start tooling up for reloading. It's a tough one to find during normal times.
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Old October 27, 2020, 01:22 AM   #35
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i like the 35/30-30(winchester m94 rebored by JES Reboring). i use 200gr fn gc with 2400/tuft of dacron. i have bought a rem m14 in 30 rem this year. i'll take it out deer hunting.
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Old October 27, 2020, 11:47 AM   #36
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I went ahead and posted the 32 Remington cases on the for sale section of this forum. Somebody with an old Model 8 will use them. Too bad they were not 35s. Grant.
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Old October 28, 2020, 08:57 PM   #37
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Update on 35 Remington ammo shortage- Thanks to several forum members I now have boxes of 35 Remington shells and ammo! I am going to try out the Hornady FTX gummy tip 200gr bullets in my Marlin 35! Can't wait to see how they shoot! My home range is 90 yards and that should give me accuracy results!
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If anyone is interested, I have a bag (211 pieces) of 35 Rem brass, de-capped and cleaned. I'm in Florida. PM me if your interested.
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Old November 2, 2020, 03:49 PM   #39
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I hunt a lot of 35Rems. My first deer was shot with #8 in 35R. Until recently I had 6 rifles for 35. Theses were my keepers and didn’t count several that passed through. My favorite is Rem 141. Point is all the 35Rems I’ve owned did the best with 200gr RN bullets, Rems and Marlin 336. 35 Rem is only cartridge I load with IMR-4064.

Several guys shot their first rifle deer here in Ohio with the Gummy tips in 45/70s. We are limited to straight cases. They all blow smoke about the killing power of gummies, they swear by them. To me a answer to a problem that doesn’t exist and another way to get your money.
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I hunt a lot of 35Rems. My first deer was shot with #8 in 35R. Until recently I had 6 rifles for 35. Theses were my keepers and didn’t count several that passed through. My favorite is Rem 141. Point is all the 35Rems I’ve owned did the best with 200gr RN bullets, Rems and Marlin 336. 35 Rem is only cartridge I load with IMR-4064.

Several guys shot their first rifle deer here in Ohio with the Gummy tips in 45/70s. We are limited to straight cases. They all blow smoke about the killing power of gummies, they swear by them. To me a answer to a problem that doesn’t exist and another way to get your money.

my 35/30-30 with 200gr fn gc is only going 1726fps, its great for deer. my 444 marlin with 300gr fn gc is going 1624fps. my 500 linebaugh with 450gr lfn is going 1235fps and my 45-70 with 405 fnpb is going 1314fps. they all kill deer.

gummy tips and ballistic tips(which i used) are no longer fer me. a cast boolit going under 2000fps will kill big game. the fastest velocity is my 30-40 krag with a 165gr ranch dog that is going 1930fps. the 165gr(173gr actually) ranch dog is a dead right there boolit. i and my son have killed about 13 -14 deer. one shot, drt, out to 170 yards away.

my brother is one of them gummy guys. he uses a 45-70 and 325gr gummy tips(factory loads) and he "swears" by them. yes, he has killed deer. but the destruction of the meat the gummy creates is awful. bloodshot meat is the rule. if he shoots the deer in the shoulder(which he does), then you throw the shoulder(s) away.

cast boolits are eat up to hole. the furthest the deer runs after the shot, is about 40 +/- yards. 10 - 15 yards is most likely. i take the deer behind the shoulder shots. they either run up to 40ish yards or they are drt. i haven't chronyed the 9.3x57 and 275gr wfn gc with imr4895 but my "kalkulations" are around 1700-1800fps. this year, i have killed one doe at 40ish yards and it was drt. behind the shoulder shot too.
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Old November 5, 2020, 05:37 AM   #41
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Not that I don't feel your pain, but I really don't understand how someone gets down to only 5 rounds for their hunting rifle. Especially after the shortages of the past few years. Not saying you need a pallet of the stuff, but a few boxes for a favorite hunting rifle seems only prudent.
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Old November 5, 2020, 01:00 PM   #42
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Old November 10, 2020, 08:43 PM   #43
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I got my hindsight in 1996 when the rumor went around that primers were going to be made that only had a 6 month shelf life. I have ever been short of anything since then.

If I still had my 35 Remington I would buy a Lee 200gr bullet mold and use those for everything. tdoyka has it right. Lead bullets are great and I love casting them.

There used to be a guy on castboolits who made what was supposed to be excellent 35 Rem brass from 308 brass. I was getting ready to order 200 pieces when he passed away. He used a lathe to change the dimensions and cut a new extractor groove. And the brass was a little thicker in the web and supposed to be strong and long lasting.

I sold my Marlin 35 so I guess it doesn't matter now. In some ways I wish I still had it. But my dream big bore is one of the 444 Marlins with a 1/20 twist. Now I guess I will have to wait and see what Ruger does with the Marlin line.
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The .35 Remmy has been relegated to a reloader's "hobby cartridge" for decades now.
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