Introduced in 1906 in the Remington Model
8 autoloading rifle, the .35 Remington is one of the few pure woods cartridges
that can be considered successful. In addition to the Model 8, this excellent
cartridge was once available in Remington Models 81, 14, 141, 720, 600, and
760, as well as the Winchester Model 70, Standard Arms Models G and M, the
Mossberg Model 472 and a slide action rifle once made by Savage. Presently
available in the Marlin Model 336 lever action, Remington Model Seven KS
bolt action and the Remington XP-100 and T/C Contender handguns, the
.35 Remington is still a favorite of those who believe it kills deer and
black bear quicker than the
Winchester. Whether or not this is true is the stuff classic campfire
debates are made of.
Even today the .35 Remington is second only to the .30-30 in popularity among those who prefer to head for the woods with a short lever action carbine hanging from their shoulders. Many years ago the .35 Remington was used on bigger game, but it is seen at its best when used on deer, black bear, and wild boar at ranges not exceeding 150 yards or so. At greater distances, the little .35 is handicapped by its moderate velocity and moderate accuracy from most of the rifles in which it has been available. However, when fired in a bolt action rifles such as the Winchester Model 70, Remington Model 600, and Remington Model Seven FS, the .35 Remington is as accurate a cartridge of similar caliber.
Possibly the most outstanding whitetail load for the .35 Remington, one that rivals the .300 Savage in performance is the Speer 180 grain flatnose bullet pushed to 2300 fps by H335 or Bl-C(2). For black bear and boar, the 200 grain roundnose bullets available from Remington, Sierra, and Hornady and the 220 grain flatnose bullet made by Speer are excellent choices.
Source: Hodgdon Data Manual, 26th Edition
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