.35 Remington

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.35 Remington
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Type Rifle
Place of origin USA
Production history
Designer Remington
Designed 1906
Manufacturer Remington
Specifications
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 weight/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]

The .35 Remington 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.[3]

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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.[1] It is also a popular cartridge for single-shot hunting pistols like the TC Contender and the 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.[4] 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.[1] 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 on larger game species. Hornady also makes the .35 Remington in their LEVERevolution loads with a flexible rubber spitzer bullet which are safe to use in lever action or pump guns with tubular magazines.

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.[5]

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