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Old 12-24-2011, 02:24 AM
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Best .35 cal bullet for longer range?

This probably seems like an odd question, as I am sure not many people shoot .358 at long range, but I picked up a 358/300 Win mag this year and am trying to decide where to go bullet wise. The hope is to find something with a G1 BC of .400 or higher that I can drive about 3k fps. Rifle has a 26" barrel and seems to shoot very well, so hopefully this won't be an issue. Should be about the ultimate hammer for any game in the lower 48 within 500yds.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:09 PM
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Re: Best .35 cal bullet for longer range?

Daniel:

The Nosler 225 Accubond (BC=0.421) @ 3,000 fps will get you to 600 yds and beyond. There isn't a lot else that I'm aware of that's suitable for any farther than that bullet. Even the specialty bullet producers haven't, for the most part, found that caliber yet.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:27 PM
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Re: Best .35 cal bullet for longer range?

The 225 ab is the bullet I am using in my 358-378 wby. At over 3400 fps in this rifle it is a serious elk slayer to 1/2 mile and further if needed. You will top out very near or may hit 3000 fps with the 358-300 winchester. It would be a very good hunting rifle with this bullet. Not a top performer at long range though but would have the power to do so on a calm day. Into the half mile category anyway.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: Best .35 cal bullet for longer range?

i know Cutting Edge makes long range 358 bullets, Bruce Baer has a 358 chey tac that is quite impressive. i would think the accubond would be a better choice with the case you have.
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Re: Best .35 cal bullet for longer range?

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i know Cutting Edge makes long range 358 bullets, Bruce Baer has a 358 chey tac that is quite impressive. i would think the accubond would be a better choice with the case you have.
Sshhh Dave, that was a secret. 14 MOA to 1k and .5 or less groups is not impressive.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:57 AM
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Re: Best .35 cal bullet for longer range?

I checked Cutting Edge's website, didn't see anything in .358??
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:19 AM
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Re: Best .35 cal bullet for longer range?

.358 diameter bullets are a curious subject on a long range Forum. I dont think you will find any bullets that are suitable. Depending on availability I would choose a 225 gr. bullet such as a Sierra 225 SBT and compensate for a low BC with velocity as much as possible. Nothing bad about the cartridge, just extremely poor bullet choices available for LR hunting.
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