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I've read the ballistic charts, watched comparison videos and read a bunch of articles on those as well. So on paper I have a form grasp of the chambering. Does anyone here use this round in an AR platform to hunt deer? I cant see the means of firing the round making a difference but this is the route I'd be going.

 

In my wanderings and searching I keep coming back to adding a 350 Legend upper over another 223 Wylde or 5.56/223.

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22 minutes ago, will12785 said:

From my research 350 legend uses a .355 caliber bullet, you can't reload with more common .358s. That was a deal breaker for me.

I won't be reloading, but the info is good to know, thank you.

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40 minutes ago, mowin said:

So wary of "new chamberings". Popular for several years, then they tank. Ammo hard to find, and expensive.  

I agree. Also not reloading, makes ammo almost obsolete if the popularity of the chambering fizzles out. Just my opinion, if one wants a deer hunting AR platform. Hard to beat the 308.

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You definitely need to do your research on getting a 350 upper. Not all perform well with feeding. Same with mags.

But as a hunting round, it’s done a really good job at obsoleting the slug gun in straightwall states. A few years in and I bet it has the majority of market share in Ohio by a wide margin. I have three. AR, single shot Scout, and a bolt. Is it a magical superior terminal performance option compared to traditional rifle calibers? Not really. But it barely kicks, is relatively cheap for factory ammo, does well 100-150 yards, and is adaptable to various platforms.

The caliber isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It’ll continue to be at the forefront sales wise. It’s exceptionally popular.

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45 minutes ago, mowin said:

So wary of "new chamberings". Popular for several years, then they tank. Ammo hard to find, and expensive.  

I also agree, but this is one cartridge likely not going anywhere anytime soon. With the rapidly increasing popularity of straight walled cartridges for more densely populated areas, this newer cartridge has taken off and should remain a staple for years to come. 
 

I am currently doing some research to bring straight walled to NJ to replace our current shotgun and muzzleloader only regs. We will soon be one of the last states not to have adopted these rounds for deer (and bear?), and I am working closely with the NJ Federation of Sportsman's Clubs to push this.  The 350 legend is highly popular. 

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57 minutes ago, Bucksnbows said:

I also agree, but this is one cartridge likely not going anywhere anytime soon. With the rapidly increasing popularity of straight walled cartridges for more densely populated areas, this newer cartridge has taken off and should remain a staple for years to come. 
 

I am currently doing some research to bring straight walled to NJ to replace our current shotgun and muzzleloader only regs. We will soon be one of the last states not to have adopted these rounds for deer (and bear?), and I am working closely with the NJ Federation of Sportsman's Clubs to push this.  The 350 legend is highly popular. 

And that remains to be seen.  Many others have had similar pedigrees and are no longer available. (Not necessarily straight wall, but the next best thing).

Straight wall rounds are the next best thing in states with straight walled regs. Not sure, but how many states have those regs, but time will tell if those regs are enough.  Also, the next chambering might knock the 350l off the pedestal. 

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4 minutes ago, mowin said:

And that remains to be seen.  Many others have had similar pedigrees and are no longer available. (Not necessarily straight wall, but the next best thing).

Straight wall rounds are the next best thing in states with straight walled regs. Not sure, but how many states have those regs, but time will tell if those regs are enough.  Also, the next chambering might knock the 350l off the pedestal. 

If memory serves, it is 17 states and growing. Many of those states won’t require straight wall state-wide (NY could be one), but other states will like a NJ, RI, CT, DE, MD, etc.  I see areas around big cities going more and more to limited rifle rounds as human population densities increase. But like you said, too soon to know what other new cartridges will be developed that could render this one obsolete. 

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4 minutes ago, Bucksnbows said:

If memory serves, it is 17 states and growing. Many of those states won’t require straight wall state-wide (NY could be one), but other states will like a NJ, RI, CT, DE, MD, etc.  I see areas around big cities going more and more to limited rifle rounds as human population densities increase. But like you said, too soon to know what other new cartridges will be developed that could render this one obsolete. 

And that's why I won't trust these new chamberings. 

Look at the WSM. and the .17WSM.  thankfully, I purchased the.17 HMR.  

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I don't see the 350 Legend going anywhere anytime soon. It's as popular among the bolt gun hunters as it is the semi-auto guys. Low recoil, hits hard, and ammo doesn't require a loan. I think this chambering is here to stay as much as the 450 Bushmaster is.

 

I'm not looking to go AR10 and drop that much cash an another AR platform. $1500 on a new gun isn't going to be in the cards for a long time after buying a new house. I'm looking to expand what I have with another upper, and seeing I'm looking as it is, the 350 is starting to stick in my head. Compete upper assembly is only around $250 all in (except optic, of which I already have a spare) and I don't have to swap buffers or springs because it's not much heavier to shoot then a .223. 

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3 minutes ago, DirtTime said:

I don't see the 350 Legend going anywhere anytime soon. It's as popular among the bolt gun hunters as it is the semi-auto guys. Low recoil, hits hard, and ammo doesn't require a loan. I think this chambering is here to stay as much as the 450 Bushmaster is.

 

I'm not looking to go AR10 and drop that much cash an another AR platform. $1500 on a new gun isn't going to be in the cards for a long time after buying a new house. I'm looking to expand what I have with another upper, and seeing I'm looking as it is, the 350 is starting to stick in my head. Compete upper assembly is only around $250 all in (except optic, of which I already have a spare) and I don't have to swap buffers or springs because it's not much heavier to shoot then a .223. 

Both you and @Bucksnbowsare probably right.  I'm not as convinced, but it sure is popular. 

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4 minutes ago, mowin said:

Both you and @Bucksnbowsare probably right.  I'm not as convinced, but it sure is popular. 

I'm not a fan of many of those new fangled chamberings myself. I had given thought to the 300ACCBLK a few years ago, and maybe even the 458 SOCOM but my suspicions were proven to be right and just not right for what I wanted. The 350 Legend just sort of checks a lot of boxes for me.

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4 minutes ago, Larry said:

I would look into the 360 buck hammer that uses a 358 bullet. But I have no need my straight wall is 444marlin I also reload.

The 360 buckhammer is a rimmed case and he’s asking about using it in an ar. 
 

for me the 350 legend does nothing for me and I hate deer hunting with an ar. I bought a 350 for my daughter when 7mm-08 was hard to find. I killed a doe with it and she killed a small buck, it worked as well as the rest do at reasonable ranges. Ammo seems to be everywhere and although it still bothers me that they went with a .355 bullet they did it because the pointy .358’s would have taken up too much case capacity when made short enough to work in ar’s.

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