Everyone I've conversed with who has had one has said that they are very accurate, and even more accurate than most of their bolt-guns. Haven't shot one myself, so that's just hearsay, but I trust the sources.
Well I know about ten people and I am also one , that has had timing issue's with the new light weight BLR. then there are many people out there who have had good service from their guns .
The 358 W is an excellent round for reloaders as WINCHESTER makes onlythe one load for it. The federal is the only one loading the 338F , but offers some choice in bullet weights .
Case's can be formed easy with well lubed inside necks from 308 brass .
Here in Central Ontario (Mixed Farms and bush ) there is almost a 358 W Cult following as the round works great on deer moose and of course BEAR!.
Would I buy another 358 W chambering ? Yep !! but it would be a ruger bolt !! And Ruger has dropped the line for lack of sales .
If you look back on Past forums(Last year ) you will find Beartracker , who has a 358 Ruger bolt .
I had just sold the BLR after three atempts to have it repaired , so then bought a tikka in 338 F as no one at the time chambered the 358 in a bolt action.
I would have loved the ruger since then too - I could also load up the lead 35 cal bullets ans banged away at a low cost .
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