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    Need help with reloading?

    Need some help with 8mm RM 348 win and 35 whelen.

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    What kind of help are you looking for? You must have a great gun collection to be wanting to load those cals!
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    I was waiting for you to jump in MM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    I was waiting for you to jump in MM.

    I wonder if he has a 308 Norma?!! lol
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    I hope you have a good supply of brass as this is pretty old stuff and brass is almost impossible to find at a half way reasonable price.
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    No 308 Norma. I just inherited allot of older Winchesters and marlins. I have some 1895s in 30-40, 303 Brit, 35 WCF, and a Model 71 in 348. The 700 in 8mm Rem mag, a custom Enfield in 35 Whelen. So I'm new to reloading and want to reload these old guys, but I'm kinda worried to reload due to the age of the guns. Do i load lighter. I have brass, and RCBS dies. So i thought i get started before my move to Oregon. I'm hoping on taking my first elk and mule deer with the 35 WCF, but was told on face book that the 35 WCF wouldn't do it not enough gun.
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    As long as you have brass, there is lots of loading data available. I just did a search for "Reloading .35 WCF" and found all kinds of info. I would clean each gun and really look at the barrel for rust, pitting or erosion of the rifling. If you have any question, have a gunsmith check them over. I would start out with lighter loads and work you way up staying around midrange loads until you really get a feel for the guns and loads you are using. The 1985s are fine old guns.

    I wouldn't worry about the ability of the .35 WCF, the ballistics I saw were very comparable to 30-30, as it uses a heavy bullet. Just remember, ...shot placement.

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    Sounds like you have some really neat old guns!!! I went antelope hunting with my 1894 Winchester last year! Im sure your 35 WCF would be plenty for deer or elk at modest ranges. I wouldnt be concerned about their age asmuch as their condition. You might want to have someone check them that knows old guns to be safe. Definitely start with light loads and work up. Buffalo arms has brass for most oddball calibers.
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    I had taken them to a gunsmith and had him grade them and there all in good and great shape. I got the guns from boss he had given his 1895 collection and some other old wins and lever guns. I took them to a fine gun room and had sent all the serial numbers to Winchester.

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    Those 95's are a blast to shoot. Do your's have the flip-up elevation sight on them? They shoot surprisingly accurate if the bore is in good shape.

 

 

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