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350 Legend

Ruffdude

Yearling... With promise
I love big, fat, heavy slow moving bullets for whitetails in the woods where seeing a deer out past 150 yards would be tough.
35 Remington is my choice. A close cousin ballistically to your 350 Legend. I shoot 200gr. core lokt handloads.
I zero @ 100 yards and seem to shoot deer inside of that. Honestly, I am not real comfortable with my rifleman abilities beyond 125.
This buck went about 40 yards after the shot.20201115_131542331_iOS.jpg
 

Talonted

Buck Fawn
Any preference for Savage, Ruger, Winchester? And why?
I purchased the Ruger, at the time our shop could not get a rail that worked with the Winchester. I liked the feel and the finish of the Winchester but we had to have a scope so went with the ruger. It shoots tremendously well for such a small barrel and Id absolutely purchase it again.
 

bjseiler

5 year old buck +
My .308 often does that. And my slugs have always done that. Even the .45-70 dis that on the one doe I shot with it. It can, and often does mean that the round performed perfectly. It left most of the energy inside the deer, and the bullet was going fast enough to penetrate clear through, but slow enough to avoid blowing out the opposite side. In fact, the Nosler Partition bullet is designed to do exactly that. I don't think the size of the exit wound is necessarily a way to judge the effectiveness of a round.

How far did the deer travel after being hit? How was it hit? How fast did the bullet kill the deer? What organs were hit? How did the organs look? I think these factors are far more important than the size of the exit wound.
This has been an interesting thread. My oldest turns 9 next month and I've been thinking for a while about what to start her with for deer hunting. I want a low recoil round with available bolt action rifles and ammunition. Where we hunt, 150 yards is a long shot. I have been leaning toward 6.5 Grendel. After looking up the 350 Legend, I found some info on 6mm ARC which looks good too. I'll see which are still around in a couple years and decide.

But first she wants a pink Savage Rascal .22 for her birthday.
Love my 6.5 grendel. Technically a pistol. Alexander arms Highlander. Kicks like a .410. Daughter got one this year with it. No flinching and shoots flat.
 

roymunson

5 year old buck +
Wanted a 444 badly, but the more I think about it, in Ohio, I never kill deer past 100-150 yards anyways. Why not get a 450 bushmaster. At 150 yards and in, the energy and knockdown change will be negligible. Someone able to talk me out of it?
 

bwoods11

5 year old buck +
Wanted a 444 badly, but the more I think about it, in Ohio, I never kill deer past 100-150 yards anyways. Why not get a 450 bushmaster. At 150 yards and in, the energy and knockdown change will be negligible. Someone able to talk me out of it?
I don't have personal experience with each, but from what I have read....The 350 Legend has less kick, and a bit more range?
 
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roymunson

5 year old buck +
I don't have personal experience with each, but from what I have read....The 350 Legend has less kick, and a bit more range?
350 legend is a good gun. I actually loaded some rounds last night. It'd be a perfect flat shooting gun for say a doe managment hunt where you're neck/head shooting, or my kids.

However, I want something that's a sledge hammer in the woods if I'm buck hunting. Wanted the 444, but I think the 450 would do just as good.
 
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