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Folks this is my first post! I have been an avid fan of the 39a. The bug bit me to get a 336 so I just picked up a 1970 in great shape.
I was wondering if anyone is using this bullet for reloads? How they perform etc.
Thanks for your help.
Frank
 

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Welcome aboard!!

The Speer 180 is a good bullet. I'm sure in a few minutes the 35rem guru's will be here to help you out.
 

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I can't help you out on the experience but do have a Speer #13 manual for suggested loads.

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I'v been reloading the speer 180 for about 3 years now, have only taken 1 deer with them and it did very good deer did not go anywhere. They group around 1-11/4" at 100yrds. useing H-335 34.9gr. with CCI lg. mag. primer for 2170 fps [chrony] load taken from speer #13 man. 34.0 grn. min. 38.0 grn. max. as always work up loads slowly and at own risk.
 

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Do a search for posts by 35remington, he did a lot of testing on bullets out of the (drum roll) 35 Remington. The man knows the 35, read thru his posts and pick up all kinds of knowledge on the grand old cartridge. Come to think of it, I need to do the same again, refresh my memory. DP
 

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I use 42 grains of h335 with the speer 180 for avg velocity of 2350. Its at least a 1moa load in my rifle. If you search youll find a lot of info for 35 Remington loads.This load is four grains above the recommened max of 38. I've fired several hunded rounds with no problems so far. I reccommend reading all the info from searches first and then ask a few questions with some posts and start to work up a load. No such thing as a stupid question here.
 

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Folks
Thank you all for your help!
I have always been a single shot or bolt fan but this Marlin thing has me hooked!
Frank
 

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It's not a good bullet, it's probably the best 35 Remington bullet out there. You need to run it at velocities above 2100 fps, but it's possible to get 2400 fps safely with this bullet.
 

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Both Speers in 35 are my favorites,..have not tried the Hornadys yet because shooting 3football fields out is the job for the MX's,..but from 200 and closer I use the 180 for deer and smaller hogs....if it were something heavier like very big deer, or buster hogs...(small elk in the woods if I ever get lucky to get into elk country) the 220 would be the load..it takes a lot of animal to contain the 220 per 35Rems tests
 

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I also like the 220's. I have them loaded to 2200 fps, and they will definitely do a number on whitetail deer. I'd use them on elk at close range.
 

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AMM said:
Folks
Thank you all for your help!
I have always been a single shot or bolt fan but this Marlin thing has me hooked!
Frank
Fun ain't they? ;D

All of the factory 200gr offerings also work very well ;)
 

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I have been visiting this fine site for a couple of years now and this is my first post. I don't own a Marlin ( yet! ) but information I have gotten here regarding loading the .35 Remington cartridge has been great. I am currently feeding a 1954 vintage Remington 760 with the 180 speer and 44 grains of H335. I have chronographed the load at an honest 2400fps, and it is so accurate it is scary. It is "over maximum" but has proven completely safe in my rifle ( your results may vary so use extreme caution ) and is inspired by the excellent load data and penetration tests done by "35remington", one of the members here. The 180 grain speer penetrates like a freight train and hits like one too. Loaded to this velocity you have what I think of as a .35 caliber 300 savage. I believe it to be adequate for any game in North America inside 125 yards, and is most certainly a 200 yard deer cartridge. I have killed 4 deer with it and have been nothing but happy with the performance.

While I am on my rant I just want to say I simply LOVE the K3 Weaver scope with the POST RETICLE that sits on top of my 760. I find that it "settles" on the targed more naturally than a cross hair and doesn't amplify the waiver of the gun so much. It mystifies me why it is not still offered by all the manufacturers, but it gives me something to look for when I am wandering around at a gun show!
 

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mine like's 180gr "Speer's" 1"-1 1/2" @ 100yds. Load is...40grns H335, Rem brass, "CCI" LRP crimped @ cannalure.
 

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I am still waiting for my scope mount, dies etc before I can give it a go. I plan on using an old K4 weaver with a post reticle.
I really appreciate all of the help.
Has anyone tried Winchester 748 with the 180 Speer?
Thanks again!
 

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Have the 180 Speers, but yet to work up a load. There is a recent post elsewhere with the 180s and Varget - excellant results.. What I intend to work up with mine.
 

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Have the 180 Speers, but yet to work up a load. There is a recent post elsewhere with the 180s and Varget - excellant results.. What I intend to work up with mine.
Varget is much too slow (velocity wise) for use with the 180 gr Speer. You are lucky to crack 2050 with it. The 180 gr should be running at least 2200 fps and I like to push mine at 2300 fps. You can't do that with Varget no matter how much you try to cram into the case.
 

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Varget is much too slow (velocity wise) for use with the 180 gr Speer. You are lucky to crack 2050 with it. The 180 gr should be running at least 2200 fps and I like to push mine at 2300 fps. You can't do that with Varget no matter how much you try to cram into the case.
Great heads up on velocity/bullet construction/terminal performance.

What powder(s) do you recommend to get the required velocities out of both the 180 Speer and 220 Speer? Looks like I am going to have to buy another powder. Would like to keep the learning curve and cost down as much as possible. Thanx
 

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I'm using AA2520, but you can use H4895, or TAC has been another good powder. I like the ball powders because they meter better, and are not as bulky as the stick powders.

IMR-3031 will probably work, but as a bulky stick powder it takes a lot of compression.
 

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I FINALLY was able to talk my neighbor into selling me a vintage, 1960 era 336 in.35 Remington.
The rifle shoots factory ammo great but I have dies and bullets on the way and I'm anxious to start load development.
Because I'm a fan of Remington Core-Loks , I'm going to work up a load using the 200 grain offering of this bullet.
I can't wait.
 
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