Reloading Podcast 240 - More Questions

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Tonight the guys are answering more questions.

  1. Jeff posted in TRRG: Does anybody use 4350 with 150 gr bullets in 308? None of my manuals show this combo. I haven’t loaded much 308 but I’m going to soon. I have a bunch of 4350 and sure wanted to use it.

  2. Mark posted in CB&BC: What lead do YOU use to cast 45-70 bullets?

    The reason I ask, I have been using up my "Hard Ball" / Lyman #2 equivalent, and have been noticing more leading in the barrel than normal. The bullets are sized .002 over bore diameter, and a buddy mentioned that my lead might be too hard for the lower velocity I'm pushing them at.

    Should I switch my 'slower' bullets to a 1:20 or Wheel Weight mix to see if that solves my leading issue?

    1. Rooster Jacket

  3. Hi team,
    I found your show a fortnight ago and I'm having a blast listening to your back catalogue.

    I'm in Australia so my options are limited for what I can own but I have and reload for the following: howas 1500 in rem 223
    Howa 1500SA in 204 Ruger
    Ruger m77 in 6.5x55
    Marlin 1984 in 357
    Silver pigeon O/U

    I reload very manually using a Redding t7 but I treat it like a single. I have a Lyman g6 for measuring powder but also have a uniflow (not that I use it).
    I'm time poor so normally split my reloads into prep and then loading states as it's unlikely I'll be able to do it all in one hit.

    My current workflow is
    Universal decap
    Wet tumble clean
    Trim /deburr/ tidy primers (remove crimp if needed)
    Short wet tumble to remove the lube
    Store until ready
    Then prime with a hand primer
    Use the g6 and a funnel to fill 50 rounds - checking with a torch
    Seat projectiles
    Repeat for the next batch of 50
    What's the best reloading workflow to get the most out of a turret and waste less time without compromising?
    Thank you Paul B

    1. ACT Coleman Trim It II

    2. FA Plat series Case prep

Cartridge Corner Notes: .35 Remington

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The .35 Remington [8.9x49mm] is the only remaining cartridge from Remington's lineup of medium-power rimless cartridges still in commercial production. Introduced in 1906, it was originally chambered for the Remington Model 8 semi-automatic rifle in 1908.

It is also known as 9x49mm Browning and 9mm Don Gonzalo.


Over the years, the .35 Remington has been chambered in a variety of rifles by most firearms manufacturers, and continues in popularity today in the Marlin Model 336 lever-action. It is also a popular cartridge for single-shot hunting pistols like the Thompson/Center Contender and the Remington XP-100. For hunters looking for a good woods gun, (i.e., a medium power rifle with moderate recoil, for short to medium ranges) the .35 Remington is popular, taking second place to the .30-30 Winchester. It has a small but loyal following in the northeast and areas of the southern United States.

The cartridge uses a medium to heavy bullet and has moderate recoil based on a moderate pressure level of 33,500 CUP as set by SAAMI. The normal factory load consists of a 200 grain round-nosed bullet with a muzzle velocity of 2080 feet per second. This 200 grain bullet is nearly 18% heavier than the .30-30's 170 grain bullet, and has a 16% larger frontal area. This gives it a substantial increase in power over the .30-30, especially when used on larger game species.

Remington helped promote the advantage in power that the .35 Remington had over the .30-30 through a series of advertising campaigns in the early 1900s. One of their advertisements even publicized the ability of the .35 Remington to penetrate a 5/16″ steel plate, which the .30-30 Winchester could not do.

The .35 Remington is considered a fine round for deer, elk, black bear, and other medium and large game as long as ranges are reasonable. Hornady currently produces a .35 Remington load in their LEVERevolution line that features a rubber-tipped spitzer bullet which is safe to use in lever action or pump guns with tubular magazines.

.35 Remington


Type   Rifle

Place of origin United States

Production history

Designer           Remington

Designed          1906

Manufacturer Remington


Case type         Rimless, bottleneck

Bullet diameter .358 in (9.1 mm)

Neck diameter  .384 in (9.8 mm)

Shoulder diameter       .405 in (10.3 mm)

Base diameter   .458 in (11.6 mm)

Rim diameter .460 in (11.7 mm)

Case length     1.920 in (48.8 mm)

Overall length 2.525 in (64.1 mm)

Primer type     Large rifle

Ballistic performance

Bullet mass/type           Velocity             Energy

200 gr (13 g) Lead FN   2,084 ft/s (635 m/s)      1,929 ft⋅lbf (2,615 J)

180 gr (12 g) FN 2,122 ft/s (647 m/s)      1,800 ft⋅lbf (2,400 J)

200 gr (13 g) RN 2,071 ft/s (631 m/s)      1,905 ft⋅lbf (2,583 J)

200 gr (13 g) FTX (Hornady Flex Tip Expanding)[2]           2,225 ft/s (678 m/s)      2,198 ft⋅lbf (2,980 J)

Test barrel length: 24

Source(s): Accurate Powder [1]


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