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Old 09-17-2008, 09:55 PM
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I was woundering if anybody can give me advise on reloading 35 Rem shells. I know nothing about it but am thinking about trying it. What type of supplies are needed and a rough estamate on cost would be appreaciated if it is not too much trouble. I can get a box of 20 ( Hornady, Remington, And Fedral are all the same price) at the local sporting goods outfit up here in Minnesota for 23 - 25 bucks. I'm currently using the Hornady Leverlution when i'm out in the woods, is that a good Idea, very thick with a few lanes, I seem to shoot the straitest with them on the target
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:48 AM
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I think handloading is actually starting to save a little money. I don't keep price data so I can't say for sure. The main thing for the handloader is you will shoot more often and you get to make the load you want when it may not be available at the store. If you like the store bought stuff and don't care to be at the range more than necessary then handloading is not for you. Load deveopement gets into a lot of range time and that's what us shooters like.

It has really cut into my hunting prep time. Put's me in more of a crunch to get ready for season but I enjoy it so much, especially the RD Postal Lever gun Match.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:43 AM
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If you enjoy shooting, you will enjoy handloading. You can get a complete Lee Kit for about $100 which will include about all the equipment you need. You will need to buy a reloading manual, reloading dies, bullets, powder and primers. Getting started can be done for less than $200. The 35 Remington is quite easy to reload. I just enjoy the time in the shop putting the loads together as well as spending time testing them. I started reloading when I was 13 years old with the old Lee handloader kit. I have been hooked ever since. It is a good feeling when you take that first deer with a load that you put together yourself.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:45 AM
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Thanks guys
I will look into that Lee kit, and try to get started, maybe after this years seson
Thanks again
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:59 PM
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"I was woundering if anybody can give me advise on reloading 35 Rem shells."

Your powder and primer and case may vary but your bullet will be the Remington 200 RNCL. Nothing else compares to it's performance on deer and they are a accurate as anything else. I get my bullets and Remington brass from MidwayUSA, in bulk.

My 100 yd. groups average just over an inch from an old 336, using 39.5/1MR 4064 at 2050 fps. That don't sound to impressive in view of some of the claims frequently seen but it's honest! And, at worst, my point of impact is no more than just over a half inch from point of aim. No deer would be any deader if I shot 1/16" inch groups"
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:18 PM
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Getting into reloading will not only save you some money, but it's a great hobby in itself. Check out this article in our tech section, it's the least expensive way to get into reloading.

You also might want to do a search on Reloading, lots of discussion here on the forum on that subject.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:20 PM
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I don't save any money, but I enjoy it as a hobby. I enjoy it as a hobby so much, I had to take up another hobby, shooting competitively.

You'll enjoy it if you like shooting and are looking for a hobby. I do warn that it will make you want to shoot a lot more and buy a lot more guns. Fortunately, firearms hold their value a lot better than most other things.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:55 AM
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I've been using the Hornady 200gr RN, but all I hear is how much better on game the Remington Corelokt is.

I've been loading 37.5 gr of IMR 3031 (MAX load and somewhat compressed) 2227 fps. Some complain about 3031 in cold weather, but if I do my part I can get 1" groups at 100 yards. You might also try 31 grains of Reloader 7 (this is a MIN and MAX load according to Lee) 2140 fps.

These loads should work for the Corelokt 200gr RN also.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:34 PM
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Thank all of you
The info is apreciated
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:32 AM
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Read as much as you can about reloading the 35 Rem. Not the cost, but the reloading.
It isn't diffecult, actually, very easy. The 35 Rem. doesn't have much of a shoulder, so be careful not to set it back.
It's a great cartridge and like the 30-30, thats why it's been around so long.
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by RJHumpy View Post
- I'm currently using the Hornady Leverlution when i'm out in the woods, is that a good Idea, very thick with a few lanes, I seem to shoot the straitest with them on the target
After trying out many different handloads in an old Remington pump I settled on the Hornady Leverevolution factory loads as being both more accurate and faster than my best handload. Not that my handloads were bad, just that the Hornady's were better in my particular rifle. However, I have never shot anything but paper with them so I can't say how they would do on game.
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