.35 Winchester

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.35 Winchester
Type Rifle
Place of origin USA
Production history
Designed 1903
Manufacturer Winchester
Produced 1903-1936
Specifications
Bullet diameter .358 in (9.1 mm)
Neck diameter .378 in (9.6 mm)
Shoulder diameter .412 in (10.5 mm)
Base diameter .457 in (11.6 mm)
Rim diameter .539 in (13.7 mm)
Case length 2.41 in (61 mm)
Overall length 3.16 in (80 mm)
Rifling twist 1:12
Primer type large rifle
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
250 gr (16 g) soft point (factory load) 2,195 ft/s (669 m/s) 2,650 ft·lbf (3,590 J)
200 gr (13 g) 2,480 ft/s (760 m/s) 2,738 ft·lbf (3,712 J)
200 gr (13 g) 2,220 ft/s (680 m/s) 2,182 ft·lbf (2,958 J)
250 gr (16 g) 2,290 ft/s (700 m/s) 2,920 ft·lbf (3,960 J)
Test barrel length: 24"
Source(s): http://www.reloadersnest.com/frontpage.asp?CaliberID=249, http://www.chuckhawks.com/35Win.htm

The .35 Winchester (colloquially .35 Win) cartridge was created in 1903 by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company for use in the Winchester Model 1895 lever action rifle, and was also available in the bolt action Remington-Lee,[1] or the Model E-10 Factory Sporter Ross Rifle in Canada. Because of the 1895 rifle's box magazine pointed bullets may be used which enhance the long range effectiveness of the cartridge. While obsolete, it is generally considered sufficient for all large game animals in North America. .30-40 Krag brass can be used to form .35 Winchester casings, and the Bertram Bullet Company of Australia manufactures and sells .35 Winchester brass.

It was intended to be a medium sized caliber falling between the .30-40 Krag and the .405 Winchester, and so it outperformed the .33 Winchester but was less potent than the .348 or .358.[1] Enough at short or medium ranges against moose, elk, or even brown bear, it is suitable for any big game in North America, though it lacks the versatility of more modern rounds.[1]

It was dropped in 1936, along with the M95.[1] Loadings developing 45,000 CUP or over should be avoided in the old M95 lever guns.[1]

Ballistics[edit]

Bullet Name & Type Bullet Weight (grains) Powder Name Powder Weight (grains) Muzzle Velocity (ft/s) Muzzle Energy (ft·lbf)
Hornady sp 200 IMR 4320 52 2500 2770
Nosler Ballistic Tip 225 Alliant Reloader 15 50 2400 2872
Hornady Round Nose 250 IMR 4350 48.8 2400 3191
Winchester Silvertip 250 IMR 4320 48 2295 2918

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Barnes, p.85, ".35 Winchester".

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