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35 rem

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mhat, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. mhat

    mhat Active Member

    Has anyone tried the 140 gr hornady FTX bullet in the 35 rem. Thanks for any help.
  2. DWFan

    DWFan Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't recommend it as anything other than a varmint bullet unless you are loading to .357 Magnum levels. According to Hornady, fragmentation issues develop above 1850-1900 fps. Remington makes a 150gr CL-PSP load if you want speed.
  3. mhat

    mhat Active Member

    I'm just wanting a plinking load. I've already got some huinting loads.
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Use .358" lead handgun bullets for cheap reduced velocity plinking loads.
    Or .357" jacketed handgun bullets if high velocity is wanted.

    The FTX bullets cost more then real .35 Rem bullets!!

  5. Piper106

    Piper106 Active Member

    mhat; Great minds think alike.

    I also was thinking of using the 140 grain FTX bullet to a make some light recoiling 35 Remington plinking / varmint loads.

    As DWFan states, I would hold muzzle velocity around 1600 to 1880 feet per second, unless I was trying to vaporize small critters.

    My problem is that the reloading manuals that I have seen have no info for this bullet. Heck, a couple of reloading manuals I looked at don't list the 35 Remington cartridge at all for rifles.

    I assume that even a case full of Trail Boss would fall short of 1600 fps at the muzzle. My guess is that 4759 or 4198 might have potential, but as far as a proper/safe charge weight, not a clue.

    Piper106 .

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