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#210281 - 02/14/21 07:37 PM tell me about your 358 winchester
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considering ordering a barrel in 358 win. I originally wanted a 375 raptor and havent kicked that project to the curb yet. want to stay with a 308 parent cartridge as I have a lifetime supply and it seems you can load everything from 158 grn pistol bullets all the way up to the heavies. from mild to wild. it also seems like the load data is antiquated and this cartridge can be loaded to it's full potential in the encore with the newer powders and running the pressures up to the upper levels making this a cartridge that would be able to handle the biggest critters. lets hear what what the 358 win shooters have to say.
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#210282 - 02/14/21 07:42 PM Re: tell me about your 358 winchester [Re: gunslingerdad]
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I have two MGM Encore barrels. A full bull 14in pistol barrel and a 24in Sporter barrel. Love them both. A favorite cartridge of mine.
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#210284 - 02/14/21 09:10 PM Re: tell me about your 358 winchester [Re: Zee]
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Zee,
what kind of performance are you getting from the 14"er. seems like a hammer for just about anything that has 4 legs.
deer, hogs, bear and elk are on my list to use it on.
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#210285 - 02/14/21 09:46 PM Re: tell me about your 358 winchester [Re: gunslingerdad]
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I have had three. One 22? rifle, one 15? pistol with the brake and a 14? without the brake.

All of mine were 356 not 358. I preferred the rimed case.
I did have 358 extractors for the last two if I ever could not find 356 brass.

The 14? pistol without the brake was super accurate. Shot several things with it.

I never could get the rifle barrel to stop vertical strings. Not sure what caused it but I believe it was the encore stock and forend.

180 Speer hot core bullets work great
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#210286 - 02/15/21 12:55 AM Re: tell me about your 358 winchester [Re: H2OBUG]
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good to hear, what did you kill and what kind of bullet performance did you get?
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#210288 - 02/15/21 01:37 AM Re: tell me about your 358 winchester [Re: gunslingerdad]
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 Originally Posted By: gunslingerdad
good to hear, what did you kill and what kind of bullet performance did you get?


http://www.handgunhunt.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3590

http://www.handgunhunt.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=2342

http://www.handgunhunt.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3472
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#210292 - 02/15/21 08:03 AM Re: tell me about your 358 winchester [Re: gunslingerdad]
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 Originally Posted By: gunslingerdad
Zee,
what kind of performance are you getting from the 14"er. seems like a hammer for just about anything that has 4 legs.
deer, hogs, bear and elk are on my list to use it on.


No deer has walked away from the 200gr Hornady FTX handload.
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#210294 - 02/15/21 03:44 PM Re: tell me about your 358 winchester [Re: Zee]
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thank you for the photos and replies. how hot are you running your loads?
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#210296 - 02/15/21 05:30 PM Re: tell me about your 358 winchester [Re: gunslingerdad]
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48.5gr H4895
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#210299 - 02/15/21 07:16 PM Re: tell me about your 358 winchester [Re: Zee]
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That is scooting for a 200 grn bullet. thanks for the info
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