I just picked up 800 180 grain Hornady XTP at an estate sale for next to nothing. My question is are these suitable for the .35 Remington? What are some good loads using IMR 3031, Accurate 2520 or LEVEREVOLUTION powder? These are what I have on hand and I'm not looking to buy something different. Anybody use these for hunting or are they just good for targets out of the .35 remington? Thank you very much for your replies
According to Hornady An 35 Rem is .358 dia. The bullets that you have are 180 gr. They are .357 dia. The muzzle velocity range for these bullets are 900-1700.. In the Hornady manual in the pistol section. list an 180 gr bullet. The lowest velocity shown is 1900. In the rifle section. they show an 158gr. XTP ( .357 dia.) Believe loaded from 1700-2200 fps. I believe you will have to use rifle loading data at the lowest load to be within the bullet velocity limit...... But Hornady does not show an 180 gr. load in the rifle section. Myself, I would not use these for hunting but for target only... Alvan
Hope this helps. Be careful and start with at least 10% reduction in your starting loads.
This was shot with a 336RC and 16.25 inch bbl.
The 180s work better in my opine than the 158s though I have had good luck on deer with both. Few .35s tend to like the upper end loads because of the smaller bullet dia and it takes more pressure to fill the grooves but they will. Take care and have fun.
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did this i shot them with loads from 37.0 to38.5 of imr 4895 and will probably test to 39.5 gr these loads worked well in my 1952 336 hope you have fun
please start at 37 gr and work up for your safety
I didn't have real good luck with Varget and the 180 Xtp's but I'm going to give some H4198 a try. When I hunt I'm still not to my confidence level to use my hand rolls, I use the Levereves and they do a great job. going to try the 158 XTP too with Varget and 4198 soon. My sons were down over Christmas break and darn near ran me out of ammo. I've spent the last 4 days just sizing, cleaning and priming , but they did have a grand time at the range and that's what it comes down to..