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Old June 13, 2021, 06:47 AM   #51
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In Iowa, we had the 450 Bushmaster for 2 years prior to the 350 Legend. Everyone built or bought their rifles in that caliber, no reason to try a 350 Legend. Around hunting season, 450 can be hard to find, while cases of 350 languish on the shelf. During the current, politically induced shortages, 350 Legend is one of the few cartridges no one ran out of.
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Old June 13, 2021, 08:13 AM   #52
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With the exception of Stag, how many of the naysayers own or load for the LEGEND ?

If they’re “naysayers” why would the own one? They’re “naysayers”.
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Old June 13, 2021, 09:45 AM   #53
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With the exception of Stag, how many of the naysayers own or load for the LEGEND ?
I don't know that I am a naysayer, but I do load the .350 Legend. More of a T&E process than anything else. Will it stay or will it go? Who knows. I don't have a 300BO. 450BM, or a .224V anymore, but I did keep the 6.5CMs.

Niche cartridges need a lot of marketing and support, plus buy in from enough to support bullets and guns in the caliber. Being a 10mm and .41Mag fan, I have seen the ups and downs in the popularity of those two which are fringe cartridges. Big fan of the .280AI and .338-06, also fringe cartridges.

The point is, if you like a cartridge and it works for you, go for it, but make sure to have dies, brass and bullets (or a way to make them) while you still can.
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Old June 13, 2021, 11:17 PM   #54
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As to Taylorce... you didn't tell your wife you were in this gun-game to save money did you?
My wife lets me have my gun habit, as long as we don't discuss her shoe collection!

I forgot about that Ruger made a stainless steel M77 RSI in .223. That would be the cheapest way into a full stocked .350 Legend. It would probably cost close to $3000 to go that route. Plus finding a hens tooth .223 RSI for sale would be the biggest hurdle. Then making it a .350 Legend would totally ruin the value of that RSI.
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Old June 14, 2021, 05:44 AM   #55
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I love novel ideas when building rifles--but why the obsession for a controlled-feed for 350L that you pay a high premium for? I'm just curious, not attacking the idea.

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Big fan of the .280AI and .338-06, also fringe cartridges.
I think the 280 AI, now that nosler has laid down "the standard," is going to have a long overdue surge in popularity. I think it's one of the best all-around rifle cartridges ever conceived and companies are starting to introduce it to their line-ups.

If Nathan's 350L must be a controlled feed, the M77 looks like a great way to go, can't go wrong with a M77 (or M70) IMO. Finding someone with the skill and equipment to fit the barrel and set the headspace at the same time (unless you go the barrel nut route which Bart has mentioned in the past) is going to take money and time.
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Old June 14, 2021, 12:43 PM   #56
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What about choosing a bullet weight for the 350 L that tops out just under 2000 fps?
It would be a great window of cast bullet performance.
I'm not sure about cast bullets and the AR gas system,but the OP is talking about a bolt gun.
That would answer the bullet dia question. Use what fits the rifle.
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Old June 14, 2021, 02:17 PM   #57
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What about choosing a bullet weight for the 350 L that tops out just under 2000 fps?
It would be a great window of cast bullet performance.
I'm not sure about cast bullets and the AR gas system,but the OP is talking about a bolt gun.
That would answer the bullet dia question. Use what fits the rifle.
I tried cast bullets trough my 350 Legend AR, I get no accuracy out of it at all.
I guess the rough cycling puts too much of a dent in the lead & it won't hit the same place twice. It may work in a bolt gun.
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Old June 14, 2021, 04:28 PM   #58
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SAECO #352-240gr/Lym#2/ Sized .358"/Norma-200/24.3gr/2.26 OAL/QL:40,000psi/ALOX/1,721fps

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Old June 28, 2021, 08:04 AM   #59
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Here is my .350 Legend:

https://thefiringline.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=608661
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Old June 28, 2021, 01:22 PM   #60
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Old July 9, 2021, 07:59 AM   #61
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yes, 4 or 5 states that have thousands of hunters that now have better options.
Absolutely. I don’t deer hunt because I’m not interested in pushing a woods with a slug gun. But the 350 option has me actually considering it for the first time.
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Old July 10, 2021, 09:00 PM   #62
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I’d like to find a 350 Legend in a Lever action, personally.
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Old July 25, 2021, 06:48 PM   #63
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Build what you want, 'cause you can ( and hopefully will still be able too).........but if it were me .350 doesn't ring any bells. I like short, tidy bolt rifles and Mannlicher stocks too! I'd consider .358 Win, but that's me. I can't hardly run peep sights on a short barrel carbine these days, so I'd opt for some type of low power variable, maybe with an illumination option if I could afford it. To me, a Mannlicher with a dot would seem cross culture, but again that's me.
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Old July 26, 2021, 10:50 PM   #64
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Not a naysayer, just a realist. Winchester has been on the pipe for a few years with cartridge intros. Been loading for more than 40 years and below are the cartridges I load for. I was shooting a 260 Remington for years before the Creed Craze. I've also got dies and brass for the Creed if anyone wants them.
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