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Howdy Everyone,

I am pretty surprised by it myself, but I seem to have recently become a lever addict! In the last 3 months I've added two 1892s in 357 (winchester/miroku & Rossi), a Henry Big Boy 357, a browning BL22, a Winchester 9422 XTR, and last but not least a 1966 336RC in 35 REM.

I stumbled across the 336RC in Cabelas yesterday and despite knowing very little about the caliber, the manufacturer, etc I decided "what the heck". I don't really hunt, so 30-30 or 35Rem are equally pricey for paper punching - without reloading. Upon discovering that I could use a 357/38 bullet in my 35 Rem reloads while retaining the option to use full house 35rem if desired on pigs/deer etc, I figured - why not? I'm not a total newbie and have a bit of experience with 38/357, and 6.5x55 swede (love that round) but 35 Rem is totally new.

So, with 20 Hornady LeveRevolution bullets as a seed kit, I'm trying to figure out how to make a good, inexpensive, plinking/target round! Essentially recreating the 357s I have in a 35 Rem case I guess but what the heck...

My questions:

1. Can I transfer over a 357 plinking load directly to the 35 Rem and retain good accuracy? I've used 125gr PLATED FP with 4.3gr TITEGROUP, standard primers (a 38 SPL +P load) with nice accuracy in the Rossi 92 that delivers 1139FPS from the muzzle of a 20 in rifle. Seemlingly directly analogous to the 336RC 35 Rem...so I would expect very similar velocity (Rossi is 1:30 twist so 336 (1:16) might prefer 158gr).

2. I assume Titegroup is pretty uncommon in a 35Rem rifle cartridge but which it is supposedly case volume insensitive, So what are some OTHER recommended recipes for target/plinking with accuracy? I've read here that 9.3 gr Unique w/158gr JHP, or 12.5g 2400 with 158gr JHP but don't have any velocity data?

ALSO - Ideally I'd want it under 1500FPS so I can use my Xtreme Plated bullets without fear of disintegration/leading. Hard cast would be nice but is problematic as local ranges ban exposed lead around here (sigh)...and Hornady XTP gets pricey for plinking... If that's too much of a goldilocks (ie Plated bullets and pistol powders) please let me know!

I do have a 1lb can of 2400 and 100 Hornady XTP 158gr that I could use as a fallback/failsafe, but I have 2000 PLated 125 & 158 g Xtreme bullets and 4 lbs of Titegroup!

If none of these raw materials lend themselves to happy shooting at paper with reasonable accuracy - please do let me know so I don't run down any rabbit holes!

Thanks in advance for the help - and for any sources for 35 Rem at reasonable prices!

Todd
 

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talan:

Read a lot here, and also castboolits.gunloads.com and you will pick up the necessary info. Also useful is to have several reloading manuals, including older editions. I use a lot of Unique with lead and plated bullets in lite loads with great success.
 

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