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Old 02-19-2012, 03:40 PM
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Hey everybody I'm the proud new owner of a 336 rc in 35 rem. I picked up a box of 200 grain leverlution and a box of 200 grain powerpoints at the gunshow. I stopped by Dick's today and they were closing out on 150 grain core lokts so I bought a box. The first thing I noticed is that they're spitzers so I'm not going to be able to load the tube up. Everything I've read pretty much talks about 200 grain bullets. Has anyone shot the 150's? Has anyone hunted with 150's? If they perform well on deer and don't recoil that bad I'll stock up on some for my son to use when he gets old enough to hunt.

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Old 02-19-2012, 05:16 PM
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The 150s have been around for a long, long time, apparently meant for the various pumps, semis and single shot handguns made in .35 Rem. A 150gr bullet in .358 cal., whether pointed or not, has a dismal B.C. and thus a less than stellar downrange trajectory. Buy 'em, use 'em and they will work just fine as "two-shots" at up to 150 yards or so.
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Save those 150gr corelokts for the 336 in 30-30 that's in your future.
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The 150 grain spitzers loaded in the 35 Remington was designed for the Remington model 14 rifles with a spiral magazine tube. These spiral magazines kept the points of the bullet from resting on the primer of the cartrige ahead of it.
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Shot a jackrabbit with that load, once. He's still dead and I couldn't find fault with it. No idea how they would work on anything larger!
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:33 PM
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Save those 150gr corelokts for the 336 in 30-30 that's in your future.
Hopefully a model 36. If I ever find one reasonably priced.
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Shot a jackrabbit with that load, once. He's still dead and I couldn't find fault with it. No idea how they would work on anything larger!
Glad to know that the jackrabbit did not reanimate itself and become a zombie jackrabbit. I think a 200 grain bullet would be nessessary for that application!
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One of my hunting buddies swears by this ammo and has taken well over a dozen bucks. He loads one cartridge in chamber and another into the magazine as a safety measure. I've seen the large wound channels first hand. This is deadly ammo.

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TJ, I don't know what I was thinking earlier when I suggested saving them for a 30-30. They're 35 caliber bullets! Dummy. Oh well, sounds like you got your eyes peeled for a 30 cal anyway, but the bullets will have to be shot in your 35Rem I suppose.
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Well they sure are pleasant to shoot. I'm not sure how high they shoot though. The 200 grain power points I shot first were hitting 3" high at 100 and the leverlutions were hitting 5" high. I'll try them out again with the sights set all the way down.
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I reload for my 35, and use 357 mag bullets. I use the standard 158 gr jhp, and it is fantastic for deer or anything. I also have tried weights down to 125 gr jhp, all great, and cheap for the 35. Groups well too. Wallacem in Ga.
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Used them in an old Remington Model 8 and they weren't very accurate.

200gr. works the best usually.
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In many tests the 150 rem penetrated nearly as well as the 200rem. As for the "point" being dangerous thats really an old wives tale. The "point" on the 150 is so flat there is really no way it could actually punch a primer in front of it. In fact if you look at them side by side, the 150pspcl has more actual "flat surface area" on the very tip of the bullet than does the 200rnspcl.

But honestly any ballistics improvement the 150 yields via the spitzer shape is lost by it horrendous BC. I think it mightve been developed strictly for smoother feeding in the old auto Rems for which the 35 was first developed in.
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In many tests the 150 rem penetrated nearly as well as the 200rem. As for the "point" being dangerous thats really an old wives tale. The "point" on the 150 is so flat there is really no way it could actually punch a primer in front of it. In fact if you look at them side by side, the 150pspcl has more actual "flat surface area" on the very tip of the bullet than does the 200rnspcl.
Several years ago I looked for some ammo to shoot in my grandfather's Remington Model 141 .35 Remington which has a tube magazine. The only factory ammo I could find at the time was the Remington 150 grain loads. When I saw the bullets were pointed, I sent an email to Remington to find out if it was safe to load them in the magazine of that rifle. The response I got from Remington was "DON'T".
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Well of course they are going to say that, they dont want the liability of having told just one person to use tem in a tubular mag. But the only "point" on the 150 is the general spitzer shape, the actual tip itself is FLAT! There is a "sharper" surface area of lead on the 200rnspcl than there is on this bullet. Like I said, the general spitzer shape is mainly offered for better feeding in the old pumps & autos than the 200rn. One of my uncles has only had 2 rifles for his 30yrs of deer hunting. A 7mm Wby & a 336 35 for the thick stuff. He's sworn by the 150 for that entire period of time & never had a problem. I likewise have a 336 35 I've had for nearly 30yrs as well but I've only used 200s & 220s because I like heavier bullets, not because I was worried about chainfires in a tubular mag.

Now if we were talking about supersharp bullets like any of the poly tips, then YES I would caution shooters against trying them in a tube. Realistically ANY leadtip spitzer could have the tip filed off & loaded safely into a tube mag, but that bullet needs to have been first designed to operate properly at the lower velocities of the 30-30 or 35.
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I have shot a lot of them in .357 Magnum and .357 Maximun long guns. As those are fairly short range guns the poor BC doesn't matter much. It is still better than the pistol bullets. Never used them on game except for a few jackrabbits and varmints. For me I think the biggest drawback is the short bearing length and the short OAL makes for a long jump before the rifling grabs them.
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I think the 150s in the 35 Remington is the worst idea ever tried in a levergun. It's too small, peters-out, no penetration, bad accuracy ... they have them on deep discount sale for a reason.
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I've used this load in a 336...I've never had any go off in the tube....they are light but penetrate well.. two holes in a 200lb Hog...in one shot....

The 35 Rem even with the 200 gr has a not so great Sectional Density...but they work and work well..My favorite bullet with the 35 Rem. is the extra tuff 180 gr Speer..i used that bullet in a 356 Win. also not so good SD but my gosh works great...
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