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Old 08-25-2010, 08:54 PM
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.358 umt ???

Can anybody tell me about the .358 UMT. I'm thinking about getting one for elk this year.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:08 PM
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Re: .358 umt ???

I've read a little about the .358 UMT {Ultra Mag Towsley} and this is all I known about it does anybody have one that can tell me more.

.358 UMT wildcat will push a 250-grain bullet to 3,100 ft/s and a 225-grain to 3,200 ft/s. That means it has more energy than a .416 Remington and shoots flatter than a .300 Winchester 180-grain.
Itís a simple wildcat cartridge made by necking the .300 RUM up to 35-caliber with no other changes. The cartridge likes Swift A-Frame and Barnes TSX bullets best, most others are too soft. IMR 7828 is the best powder.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:47 PM
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Re: .358 umt ???

sounds like an interesting caliber. I have never herd of it so i cant help you out however i can tell you if its that hard to find information for then you might want to look elsewhere. It is very difficult to load something that you have no information for. There are so many great cartrages out there that have tons of information. Im not saying the 358 would not be great but just think about the difficulty of getting any help with it. Would be great if you could find someone and hope you do to help you out. If it comes through let us know and make sure you post some pics. Who knows you might start a new trend.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:57 PM
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Re: .358 umt ???

It talks about it in the new Hunter magazine. I went over to my fathers today and it was laying on the coffee table. The thing that caught my eye was that it's falter than a 7mm mag. and faster than a 300 win. mag.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:24 PM
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Re: .358 umt ???

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It talks about it in the new Hunter magazine. I went over to my fathers today and it was laying on the coffee table. The thing that caught my eye was that it's falter than a 7mm mag. and faster than a 300 win. mag.
That does sound very intriguing and might possibly catch on as a long range calliber of choice for some. I say the best thing you could do to get more info is to get ahold of the editor of the magazine that wrote the article and see if they can give you some more info or point in the direction of someone who has one. Thats what i would do. Good luck
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:55 AM
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Re: .358 umt ???

Sounds like I'm going to have to do that to find out anything on it. Thank you anyway.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:17 AM
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Re: .358 umt ???

This would be a good cartridge but that caliber is severely lacking bullets compared to 338 and 375. The 338 Edge and 375 RUM are exactly the same case but in calibers with a better bullet selection. All three cases are identical, same shoulder, same length, just a different hole in front. With the lighter bullets the Edge will shoot flatter and faster than 358 UMT and with heavier bullets the 375 RUM will hit harder.

So this is just another good cartridge for which there is zero need.

Last edited by Varminator 911; 08-26-2010 at 10:21 AM. Reason: add detail
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