Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Just thinkin" about .35 remington and BP

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Saddlebag Preacher, Jan 5, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Saddlebag Preacher

    Saddlebag Preacher Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Messages:
    444
    Location:
    Kentucky
    with all the brass I've wasted leaving .35 remington brass laying in the field after deer hunting, I wonder if it could be reloaded with BP and a lead bullet for fun. I use them in a Marlin 336.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. kBob

    kBob Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,216
    Location:
    North Central Florida
    My guess is it depends on the twist of the barrels rifling and you said Marlin which features micro groove rifling I believe. Some folks report bad things happening to accuracy with lead smokeless loads in .30-30 in microgroove marlins. This was one of the arguements against Marlins in the Winchester verses Marlin debate among the post nuclear war variety of lower case survivalist back before the fall of the evil empire and the Y2K flavor of survivalist later.

    Winchester reputedly came out with the .32 Special chambering in there Model 1894 becasue the twist used in the .30-30 was to "tight" for BP loadings. So not only was the cartridge changed but the rifle besides having a new chamber had much slower twist rifling.

    Might be interesting to compare the twist on a modern .35 Remmington with an old BP era .38-55 Winchester that was meant for lead bullets and BP.

    But this is just sitting round the cracker barrel thinking here......

    -kBob
     
  3. Busyhands94

    Busyhands94 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,371
    Location:
    California, the "you can't have it" State.
    That might be an interesting thing to try. I have been contemplated getting some dyes and molds and a .30-06 rifle, but I'd NEED to try loading it with BP. Sure, smokeless has it's place. But blackpowder is a lot of fun to reload with!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page