Had my 336 XLR in 35 Rem out to the range today and finished up the load work for the Speer 180 FN Hot core. My hunting load with this bullet shot a .350 group (three shots from a clean cold barrel) at 50 yards, so, that will put me in the inch at 100 yards. I am really happy with the accuracy. Now, the "performance" question. I have been told that this bullet is very tough, and needs to be driven fast. My velocity average through the chrono was 2306 fps with a 6 fps spread. Is this velocity fast enough to allow this bullet to do a good job? Reason I ask is that I see that some are driving this bullet at 2400 fps. Anyway, your input would be appreciated.