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Cheap .35 Remington... does it exist somewhere

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Snowblind, Jun 10, 2011.

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  1. Snowblind

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    So, I recently inherited a Marlin 336 in .35 remington from my grandfather. I've taken it to the range a few times, and am more than happy with how it shoots, but the price of the .35 remington cartridge is killing me. ($27.99 for a 20 round box). Is this just because I live in the gun-unfriendly state of New York? I remember buying 20 round boxes of 30-30's for $14.00 in upsate New York. Is it the .35 really that much more expensive, or is it just my county raping me with taxes?
     
  2. Sunray

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    "...really that much more expensive..." Yep. Not as much made. Reloading is the way to go.
     
  3. smokey262

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    Great. Reloading is not a viable option. :/
     
  5. Aaron Baker

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    Why isn't reloading a viable option?

    I know that it truly isn't viable for some folks, but it's also possible that you just don't know how cheaply it can be done. All you really need is a Lee hand press kit and the appropriate dies. Then reload the brass you've got with some bullets, primers and powder.

    You can spend a lot of money to get into reloading, but it isn't necessary. I reload .458 SOCOM using a Lee Hand Press and some dies. I've never bought a box of loaded ammo in that caliber because it's more like $50 a box!

    Here's some Midway links to check out:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=650614
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=334527

    Give it some thought. It's very rewarding.

    Aaron
     
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    The 35 factory loads are more expensive. You sight in and then hunt. One or five shots a year won't break the bank. But if you are a shooter and you want to squeeze off alot of rounds in your 35, you better invest in some sort of reloading apparatus. If you shoot a bit, it will pay for itself pretty quickly.
     
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    Grim Reaper shared a link to cheaper than dirt. I purchased 2 boxes of this custom ammo and it shoots very accurately in my older Remington pump action.
    Price is fair when one considers how high everything else is these days.

    TR
     
  11. Snowblind

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    Can't say how much I'm going to shoot. Plus I have an interesting situation storing stuff at school. Obviously, I can't store any firearms, ammunition, or hazardous materials on campus grounds, so my guns and ammo live at the police station. I don't think they'd let me store any cartridge components.
     
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    Rent a 5X8ft storage unit in a climate controlled building. I don't know what they cost there, but here it is about $45 a month. Build a cheap bench, set up your reloading press and you can store your guns and stuff off campus. i have a cousin in college that does just that.

    If you don't reload, you might as well get used to $30+ per box for .35Rem ammo.

    t2e
     
  13. Maple_City_Woodsman

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    Heck, a Lee breech-lock hand press is $30, and you wouldn't need a bench or a storage unit.

    You store ammo at the police station, along with your rifle correct?

    If you have a friend in the area who has an apartment you could always have the components shipped there, load the ammo there with your portable press, and store the loaded ammo back at the local police station.

    Another option would be to get a P.O. box at the local post office. You could load up your components at the range, and then just put the leftovers in storage when you take your gun back to the police station.
     
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    Actually $28/box isn't that bad for my factory ammo today. Even more common rounds such as 30-06 will easily cost that. Buying the premium ammo can get up $50 a box or more easily.

    A 35 is not the type of rifle I would shoot hundreds of rounds through in a year anyway. I reload for 308, 30-06, 7mm rem mag and 338-06 either because ammo is not available, I shoot a lot of rounds through that caliber or because I can improve on factory performance. I own other calibers, including 35 Rem. but find I can buy loaded ammo cheap enough, or don't shoot them enough to justify the expense of additional reloading gear.
     
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    Around here its around $25 per box of Super X, Remington, or Hornaday. Though some Farm and Fleets carry 35 Rem or 32 win spec and its very rare, but its considerably cheaper. Try Walmart some stores carry it heck some walmarts even carry 220 swift!
     
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    With how often I shoot, I'll probably end up just getting the factory ammo. I suppose it isn't so bad, just means that a whole day at the range costs around 100 bucks.
     
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    I duuno about putting 80 rounds through a 35 Rem in a day? Maybe 10 or so to make sure I'm sighted in or something. Then onto .22 and other skill builders.
     
  18. Sav .250

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    That Marlin 336 in .35 cal was not intended as a "target "rifle. Get it sighted in and ease off on your trips to the range.

    Get a .22 cal to do your target shooting. A whole lot .......cheaper! :)
     
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    I shoot mine a lot, but then I load a cast bullet plinking round for it. 158 grain .358 round nose flat point commercial cast bullet made for the .357 magnum, 10 grains of Unique. About 12 cents a shot, takes me about an hour to load 100 rounds.
     
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    Get at 22 and leave the 35 for a annual site in and hunting.
     
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