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#7235645 - 07/25/18 07:39 PM Medium Bores
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I have three, 350 Rem Mag, 338 Federal & 9.3x62 (left to right).

They don't have great BCs but they punch nice big round holes all the way through animals with minimum bloodshot meat.

Anyone else have medium mores? I know they are "old fashioned" compared to the new trends.

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#7235660 - 07/25/18 07:50 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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That is a nice looking ruger

I would like to own a .338 federal if I ever go shoot moose and bear.

They just have limited use in the southern United States
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#7235683 - 07/25/18 08:05 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: txtrophy85]
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338 Federal, 350 Remington Mag, 357 mag, 38-55 Winchester and 375 Winchester.

All work well on hogs here, the 350 has an elk and Mule deer to its credit along with whitetails and hogs. 225gr partition started at 2700fps I know can kill 3 hogs per shot if they are lined up at 140 yards.

The Federal is in a Tikka T3 Hunter and it really likes the Barnes factory loads so much I have not started loading for it. Have 6 boxes of same lot number and the way I shoot it that will last years.

favorite rifle of the mid bores though is the 35-55 Little Sharps "Lil Reliable"
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#7235707 - 07/25/18 08:23 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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We can trade notes sometime. I have reloaded the 338 Federal pretty frequently but not so much the 350. I did get some 200 Accubonds for the 350 and I can seat them to 2.9 COL in the Ruger. It barely works with the ogive. It will be a big jump but everything is a big jump in the 350.
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#7235710 - 07/25/18 08:25 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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338-06. Built it. Sold it. Made a deal to buy it back a year ago and yet to close the deal. I should have never sold that gun. Wearing a 2-7 VX-R it was impossible to beat inside 150 yards. Barrel was cut down to 19”, 5 shot magazine courtesy of savage 110 action. The 225gr bullet was a real show on impact at modest speeds from the short barrel. It never failed to pass through but always insisted on taking the animal with it several feet. Yes I know it was simply a matter of proper bullet construction at the correct speed causing the impressive transfer of energy and not the caliber.

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#7235765 - 07/25/18 09:09 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I've always liked the 358 WIn and the 350 Rem Mag. Both good rounds for bigger game.
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#7235772 - 07/25/18 09:19 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I've always liked the 358 WIn and the 350 Rem Mag. Both good rounds for bigger game.


It's crazy how no one is making 350 Rem Mag brass except Nosler for $2 a piece. Remington used to make it once in a while on a "seasonal" basis but they don't do that anymore. I'm glad I bought 200 pieces of Remington the last time they had a "seasonal" run. You'd think there are enough old guns out there for someone like Starline to make some. Seems like they make them for more obscure cartridges.
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#7235773 - 07/25/18 09:21 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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#7235801 - 07/25/18 09:41 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I am a medium (and big) bore fan, heavy bullets work.
I have come to appreciate the 9.3x62, I bought one to scavenge the action but the more I read about it's history and fired it the more I liked it. I took it to Africa and it preformed like the stories.

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#7235807 - 07/25/18 09:51 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: MClark]
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Originally Posted By: MClark
I am a medium (and big) bore fan, heavy bullets work.
I have come to appreciate the 9.3x62, I bought one to scavenge the action but the more I read about it's history and fired it the more I liked it. I took it to Africa and it preformed like the stories.

M


The 9.3x62 has a long history in Africa. Once I read up on it, I really wanted one. Loaded up with 285s, it's at the upper limit of recoil for me from the bench. Fired from the shoulder, no problem.


Edited by scottfromdallas (07/25/18 09:53 PM)
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#7235808 - 07/25/18 09:55 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I have a Savage 99 in .358 Winchester. It is a safe queen now, but when it wasn't it would put deer down with authority!
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#7235809 - 07/25/18 09:55 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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Only have the one due to shoulder issues - 358 WM. That rifle/cartridge combination has been instant death on whatever I shot. For fun I tried to hit at 500 yards. Scared the steel but never hit it. Had to hold it in the bottom of the scope and pray.
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#7235955 - 07/26/18 06:35 AM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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338, 358, 9.3x57, 9.3x62, 375 Ruger, 375 H&H.
Good size bullets without too bad a punch on the wrong end.
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#7235960 - 07/26/18 06:45 AM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I've got a Remington 700 that started as a 30-06, but is now a 35 Whelen. The Shilen barrel really likes the Federal Fusion 200 gr....the axis and whitetail I've shot with it, not so much. Big holes and plenty of blood to trail, but they usually go straight down....even with behind the shoulder shots.
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#7236581 - 07/26/18 04:28 PM Re: Medium Bores [Re: scottfromdallas]
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I had a 375 winchester and occasionally kick around a whelen, 375 ruger, or a 338 mag, but haven't convinced myself i need one yet. But, i might talk myself into it one of these days.

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