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3031 and LVR Test loads with 200 Hornady and 180 Speer 336SC
This is my current go to load for deer hunting for the last 10+ years...using 158gr Hornaday JHP's....very accurate and deadly in my 35Rem.Check out the FPS numbers and the standard Deviation number. I feel good about that.
If you have a CVA or Traditions single shot or a Rem Mod 760 in 35 Rem, 200 gr Hornady SP Interlock with 44.6 grs of LVR will work in those rifles (~2375 FPS MV).
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On Saturday, when I shot that 6 pointer, using the 158gr JHP Horns...I hit him twice, first was a gut shot...which did not exit. The 2nd shot hit him high in the back and was a complete pass thru. The buck dropped at the 2nd shot. You mean "what was the minimum impact velocity" not maximum.
The person said 700-1100 was the proper window. Easy enough to give them another call after the holiday to confirm. Struck me as a little on the slow side as I would think a 357 out of a carbine is exceeding that.
Pighunter: First off, welcome to the forum from those of us in KY. I'd like to suggest something for your posting style...use paragraphs...a long, involved post is very difficult to read without breaking it up with some spacing. You write well, but...it's difficult to read.
Now to some good loads in my CS...be sure to cross check them with a GOOD manual, and work up, if your interested. They all worked well in mine, and I'm confident in their safety, IN MY GUNS...YMMv.
All of the following were shot from a porch rail rest, with my 1980 vintage 336 & 20" bbl. All were shot from a COLD bbl. as they would be if hunting. If asked for a favorite, it would be Remington's Core-Lok 200 gr RN over 39.0 gr of 4064 ['cause I've got a boatload of it] with a moderate crimp. It's a killer...that's the proof of the pudding there in my avatar.
While We've never had a bang/flop with the .35 in the +-dozen my son & I have killed with it while using our just behind shoulder & through the 'slats' hold, we have had excellent 40 yards or less blood trails. Here in KY, locally, we shoot 90% of our deer at ~100 yds or less. The velocity numbers below were chrono'd, usually rounded off to the nearest 10 fps...and as you can see, I'm not pushing the envelope...it's just not needed out to say 150 yards.
Lastly, if you really want to see some extensive research on the cartridge its bullets & loads, look up "35remington's" posts in this forum's "All Things 35 Remington" section. The pics of bullets and load data are superb and will answer a lot of questions for you.
Hornady 200 gr RN:
38.0 gr. of Win 748, WLR Caps, 1853 fps, 3-shot gps = 1-1/8" at 100 yds with a 2.5X scope mounted.
39.0 IMR 4064, WLR caps, 1940 fps, same 336, 3-shot gps = 1-1/2" 100 yds 2.5x scope.
18.3 SR4759, WLR caps, 1634 fps Chrono'd, 10 shots = 1-1/2" 100 yds, 2.5x scope.
Sierra 200 gr RN:
38.5 gr 4064, WLR, 2087 fps, 3 shots 1-1/2" 100 yds 2.5x scope
Remington 200 gr RN:
39.3 gr 4064, WLR, 1950 fps, 3-shots, ~2", 100 yds, 2.5x scope
39.0 gr AA2520, WLR, 1970 fps, 1-3/4", 100 yds, 2.5x scope
Remember, consult a manual and work up to these if interested.
HTH's YMMv, Rod
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Nutmeg...I just received a box of Speer 180gr SPFN from Midway USA (way cheaper than Cabelas) Loaded up a dozen different rounds using H335. Will shoot as soon as deer season is over.....in my back yard. If results are good, I will switch from using the 158Horn JHPs to these 180 Speers.....IF I can safely get the velocity and accuracy to where it needs to be.
I was curious about the Hornady 357 performance. I’ve read a lot of posts from those who use them and have great results. I’m getting ready to load some test loads so I just called Hornady. My question was concerning the 357 XTP JHP and the 357 XTP flat nose.
I wanted the minimum velocity for expansion and the maximum velocity recommended for proper expansion (in other words not blow up).
I understand that sometimes different techs give different answers, but here’s what I was told:
1. 357 jhp minimum 650 max 1000
2. 357 flat nose minimum 1000 max 1800
These figures are ballpark of course and may vary depending on what you hit.
Anyway, that’s the info I got. I have to do some figuring and then load up and test.
My 158gr Horn JHP's run at 2136fps avg and VERY accurate in my 35. I just loaded up a few 180gr Speers with various amounts of H335. The most accurate load was 40.0grs..averaging 2200 fps. Pushes the primers out just a tad but acceptable. The rifle has a stronger recoil now with this heavier load.....but I can take it...