Had a few. Sold a few. If you think the .358 W is not a kicker, you have not touched a 250 factory off in a 99 Savage. I do regret selling two. A custom Mauser and a custom pre-64. The 225 Sierra BT is THE deer bullet in the .358 Winchester.
Yep I’m using Bertram brass 325wsm , easy as single pass through the press and they fireform perfect after the first use . If you look at the two cartridges in the pic the woodliegh RNSP case hasn’t been fired yet but the Barnes case is on its second shot and has sharp shoulder makes not noticeable difference in accuracy eitherWhat brass are you sambar guys sizing up from 325 wsm? Getting me even more interested than I was which was already a T-ton!
Same, Bertram 325Yep I’m using Bertram brass 325wsm , easy as single pass through the press and they fireform perfect after the first use . If you look at the two cartridges in the pic the woodliegh RNSP case hasn’t been fired yet but the Barnes case is on its second shot and has sharp shoulder makes not noticeable difference in accuracy either
How much work to size a 338 win mag?358 Norma mag with 225 TSX FB Barnes. End to end on a coyote, a couple deer, 2 cow elk, and a 9' bear. It's one and done. Only recovered 1 bullet and it went through the bear diagonally and stopped under the hide on the far side. It was a perfect Barnes mushroom. Step a 300 win mag case through a 338 sizing die and then your 358 and you've got the right case. The elk and deer folded up like a card table. The bear didn't go 3' It's a wonderfully effective cartridge. Easy to load, it thumps, mine's accurate and the recoil isn't punishing.
We live in the mountains of NW Montana and 35’s are the Go to cal’s in our house. Bears with attitudes abound, from black to brown. We have mostly quick action guns for deep mountain woods where we live (Remington 7600’s, and Marlin 336’s). 200-225TSX and TTSX are the main diet for the whelen’s and 358’s. From claw range to 400yds they are deadly. The 35 Rem is a good tote rifle as well and will surprise you on power/penetration with the right projectiles. The open country game guns are the usual suspects, 7mm’s, 270’s, 280’s, but where woods are thick and things get up close and quick, 35’s and the occasional 12ga are truly all that go outside with us. I’m sure some would disagree, and where another man’s hide is concerned that truly becomes their decision. As for me and my house, the 35’s handle anything, anywhere, every time.I have 3 35 cal rifles. 35 Whelen, 358 Winchester and 35 Remington. I’m shooting 225 gr Accubonds and 225 gr Barnes TSX in the Whelen and 358, and 200 gr Sierra game kings in the 35 Remington. I’ve killed about a dozen deer between the three rifles. And all deer either dropped on the spot, or never ran more than 20 yards. The round is very accurate, and is devastating on game.Ive only found 1 bullet from deer and it was from the 35 Remington, and it mushroomed perfectly, the rest were pass throughs, meat loss has been low. I’ve never taken the Whelen or the 358 for elk, I usually take a 300 Weatherby just because the shots can be long. I’m a big fan of the 35 calibers just due to the devastating effects it has on the game, and also the accuracy on all three rifles has been fantastic. What I like about the Whelen is that with 225 gr Accubonds, they are about as flat shooting as the 30-06 with 180 gr bullets but hits harder and penetrate deeper. I know they’re not long range rounds, but anything under 400 yards is in trouble with the Whelen. When I final go to Africa, the 35 Whelen will be coming with me. Any other fans out there?