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#206130 - 03/22/20 11:27 AM Re: 35 Caliber Comparison [Re: 357Herrett]
Zee
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I love the .35 cal.

.357 Mag
.35 Remington
.358 Winchester
.35 Whelen

All enjoyable to hunt with. Just a cool caliber.
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#206131 - 03/22/20 11:58 AM Re: 35 Caliber Comparison [Re: Zee]
Gregg Richter Administrator
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The .358 JDJ is also a good one in the Contender, based on the .444 Marlin case.
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#206153 - 03/23/20 10:03 AM Re: 35 Caliber Comparison [Re: Gregg Richter]
Bob Roach
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My first 35 was a Whelen by Colorado Custom built on an old 98 Mauser. I picked it up back in the mid 1970's. I took more deer with it than any other single rifle of handgun I have owned. Next was a first year production 35 Remington 336 Marlin. Another very nice rifle I let a co-worker talk me out of.
Number Three would be my 35 Bullberry Contender barrel. A real favorite of mine for over 25 years. Next was a 357 Maximum Contender barrel. Next would be a 357 Maximum rechamber of a CVA Scout 357 magnum handgun. Last and probably the best is my 356 Winchester Encore handgun barrel.
All of the above handgun barrels have had either three or four gill brakes installed on them. I always have hearing protection with me when hunting with my handguns, so the added noise of a brake is not a problem.
The 35 is my favorite deer hunting handgun caliber.
My new favorite bullet for the 35 Bullberry and 356 Winchester will probably be the 180 Fury. My testing has shown this bullet to perform very closely to the now discontinued Hornady 180 SSP in both penetration and expansion testing.

Bob R


Edited by Bob Roach (03/23/20 10:07 AM)
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#206164 - 03/23/20 05:07 PM Re: 35 Caliber Comparison [Re: 357Herrett]
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"Small cartridges like the .357 Magnum and .357 Maximum are not even in the same league as the .35 Remington when it comes to big game" "Better performance than is possible with the .357 Herrett". .35 Remington by Bob Milek Guns and Ammo February 1986



Edited by Sawfish (03/23/20 05:11 PM)
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#206165 - 03/23/20 07:57 PM Re: 35 Caliber Comparison [Re: Sawfish]
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 Originally Posted By: Sawfish
"Small cartridges like the .357 Magnum and .357 Maximum are not even in the same league as the .35 Remington when it comes to big game" "Better performance than is possible with the .357 Herrett". .35 Remington by Bob Milek Guns and Ammo February 1986



Both are GREAT calibers IMO.....Guess I?m just partial to the Herrett. Being around T/C Contenders my entire life the 357 Herrett will always rank #1 with me. Nothing against the 35 Remington at all.

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#206169 - 03/23/20 09:10 PM Re: 35 Caliber Comparison [Re: 357Herrett]
Gregg Richter Administrator
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That is quite interesting. As you probably know, Bob Milek helped develop the .30 and .357 Herrett cartridges with Steve Herrett.

I had the privilege of talking to Bob on the telephone and ended up getting a .30 Herrett Contender...I killed a few antelope and mule deer with it and then went to a .309 JDJ.
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#206192 - 03/24/20 08:43 PM Re: 35 Caliber Comparison [Re: Gregg Richter]
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I?ve used both the .30 Herrett and the .35 Remington on Kodiak Island blacktails, and both worked very very well. The bullet used is the critical choice. I?ve no doubt that the .357 Herrett would have worked just as well. There is no magic in any cartridge, bullet and impact velocity are what matters.



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#206193 - 03/24/20 08:52 PM Re: 35 Caliber Comparison [Re: Carpe Diem]
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Yea I?m running the 158gr Hornady FP/XTP infront of a charge of RL-7. I couldn?t be happier

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