Kart29 said:So far, the Speer 180 FN has been the least accurate of the three bullets I've tried - and I've shot alot of them.
I've loaded the Speer 180 with 39.5 grains of H4895 (which is .5 grains over max from my Lee manual) and still it shows signs of low pressure by the primers protruding.
I've only tried H4895 so far but just loaded up some rounds with Accurate 2520. I haven't had a chance to shoot them yet.
SureShot- What a fantastic research this fella did. I will not be hesitant to try a number of bullets, including some cast lead models after reading his posts. Thanks for finding them.Sure-Shot said:Do a search for author, 35 Remington, he has written some very well thought out and very easy to follow information on the 35 rem cartridge.
Went and found them here are the links
Duckbil- Both of your favs are on my list of tryouts. Thanks for the info.Duckbill said:I'm sure there are many combinations that will work. I have had consistent success with H335 in all of my 35Rem's. I'm rather fond of the 180gr Speer bullets, but the 200gr Corelokt and Sierras shoot well also.
Good luck and enjoy that 35.
Kart29- I agree with you. And you struck a nerve too. I think that modern day writers have us half-way convinced that we must have a modern day cannon to take on an elk. (As you already know, moose are bigger, but not as tuff inside as elk). For many many years men whose families depended on them taking an elk or moose or deer for supper meat did what they always had done.. they stalked, they waited for the right angle and distance and shot their prey.Kart29 said:Some would say a .35 Remington doesn't have enough punch for a moose or an elk. I don't care. It may not be THE most devastating weapon on those animals, but for centuries men have killed those animals with bow and arrow. A .35 Remington is what I have so it's what I'd use if I ever get the chance. I think it would be more effective than a sharp stick, anyway.
35Rem- I like your suggestions and will try many of them. Do you know how I might discover just how short the throat of the marlin might be? I have heard of pouring a mold from molding material. Maybe just looking down the receiver with a light viewer would tell the tale?35remington said:Most likely your 50's Marlin will have a short throat that, while not ideal, does a pretty passable job with cast bullets. Be sure to get all the jacketed fouling out before trying cast.
That's a good start. I've got enough information to bury you with data as do a lot of the other guys here, so if you have a particular powder or two in mind just let us know. I'll bet some of us have loads for it.
Congratulations on joining the .35 Remington fraternity. There's a bunch of fanatics here. I would also suggest Beartooth's forum as a good site for .35 Remington shooters.
BM- How did you find out about the AA2015 powder? I have not seen it around here in Alberta.