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Anybody got any thoughts about the new 350 Legend round Winchester just released?

From what I have seen I think they missed their timing at least for IN. The cartridge is aimed at better performance in a production round to be used in PCR applications... Since IN went to HPR on private ground I think the demand here has been significantly reduced. From what I have seen data wise they essentially put the 358 Hoosier wildcat round into production. As I understand they use a straight wall 223 cartridge (rimless) and then a 357 bullet. They claim it has better down range (200 yard) energy than a 30-30 with less recoil than a 30-30. This would have been something I would have been interested in back in the PCR only days...but since I don't hunt public ground...it's not of much use to me. My youngest (14) shoots my 30-30 lever gun just fine. Data below is just sales info that I found on the internet....
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Totally agree.
Day late dollar short, it may catch in neighboring states that are following suit.
I also would’ve been somewhat interested in the beginning but.....already had a 357 maximum.
I had a 358 wssm built and still have it even though I mostly hunt private these days.
Keeping it for military/refuge draw hunts.
 

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If I hunted in Indiana, I'd choose either the: 358 Hoosier wildcat round, or the good 'ole .44 Magnum. Don't think Winchesters' .350 Legend will be a successful entry for Winchester. If there is such a need or place for the .350 Legend, then why not just re-introduce the .401 W.S.L.?? It would be a much better cartridge even though it was developed in 1910.
 

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hey i have been looking at buying a public land use rifle abd cant decide on a cartridge for my hoosier hunting, what would be the preferred set up for rifle hunting public land??? all the above cartridges ive considered as well as 450 bushmaster, 458 socom, i want something that can reach out wayyyy beyond my slug gun and drop em fast
 

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hey i have been looking at buying a public land use rifle abd cant decide on a cartridge for my hoosier hunting, what would be the preferred set up for rifle hunting public land??? all the above cartridges ive considered as well as 450 bushmaster, 458 socom, i want something that can reach out wayyyy beyond my slug gun and drop em fast
 

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should be a gfood cartridge but I think we have enough already. if you cant find something to do the job, with what is already available, I don't know what to tell ya. lol
 

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The .350 legend is straight wall, so legal in other states.
It can also be run in an AR w mag and bbl change.
Tele stock and ergonomics........the AR allows a rifle to fit a variety of shooter sizes.
And the .350 Legend will do it with less recoil than .450 BM.
It might work well for HD too.
Should be wildly popular.
And not just in straight wall case deer rifle places.
Saw some of the ammo today LOL.............while I think it will sell, I have a .35 rem for deer here and if wanting a straight wall rig I'd proly go .450 BM.

If I was equipping my daughter to hunt in a straight wall case state..............I would get a .350 legend.
 

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It would be just another round to reload for. I hunt with a .300 blackout pistol it has light recoil because of the 8.5" barrel, I use supers Hornady 110 V-max & get dead on shots out to 120 yds or so. (That's about max shot in my woods) I'm at about 99% one shot one kill right now with this gun.
I would have to reload for it because the cheapest hunting ammo I can find is almost $1 a round & from what I have seen the cheapest I can reload is over 60 cents per. I think I'll keep my blackout for now, maybe if I win the Lottery I'll get one. LOL
 

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I think the 350 Legend is just the ticket for anyone who doesn't handle recoil very well. I own one in a CVA Scout rifle and with Win. XP ammo it pushes a little instead of a sharp slap to your shoulder like a mule kick or muzzle rise like in the 450 BM. I also have the 450 BM in the CVA scout so I know how they shoot. I use my 450 BM if I'm going to be sitting and my 350 Legend if I'm going to be walking a lot. I believe that is where the 350 Legend will shine is while walking.
 

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I built one in an AR platform for my daughter due to the low recoil, so far she has hammered two deer with it and they both dropped in their tracks, ammo is fairly easy to find and not that expensive. I built myself on for last season just because it is so easy to shoot and I switch between that and the .450. I am starting to like the .350 more and more.
 
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