.348 Winchester

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  1. DBateman

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    Any of you fellows using a 348win ?

    I have a Mod 71 and its one of my favourite rifles I only have 500 or so rounds thru it and thus far have only loaded 200gr Hornady interlocks I have ordered 100 Woodleigh 250gr to try.

    I've only shot half a dozen or so pigs with it but all have dropped like the've been hit with the hammer of Thor.

    I'd like to use it on larger game once I get a load worked out for the 250gr.

    Here she is, not the best pic I'll try and get a better one with something it's shot in it.

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    So what do you guys think of the 348 round ?

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    Well, I looked the round up and it was one respected rimmed cartridge. I personally think you can hunt anything with it except Cape buffalo and elephant.
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    This was a favorite of my dads for years, killed elk and deer with it. It does hit hard and is well respected. Never had a reputation for stellar accuracy but if it hits vitals its all over. I have owned a couple myself and sort of looking for one again. Yours a Win or a Browning?
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    DBateman GOLD SUPPORTER AH Senior Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Mine is a Winchester serai No.306**

    It was in pretty good condition when I got it, it still is but it has a few little marks on it here and there now just from normal use.

    Dave.
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    Looks like a sweet rifle. What are the velocities with the 200gr'ers?
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    I havent ran them thru a chronograph yet but factory ammo is supposed to be around 2520fps.

    With the 250gr the factory ammo ran about 2300fps. ( I think )

    I am not really interested in trying to hot rod this round I will just be staying around factory velocities.
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    When I looked at factory data they offered anything from a 150 grain bullet at 2780 ft/s (2750 ft-lbs) to a 250 grain bullet 2350 ft/s (3060 ft-lbs).
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    My Great uncle carried a model 71 .348 for years for PA whitetail and black bear. He said he got tired of lugging the darn thing up and down mountains so he sold it and bought a trim Husqvarna 4100 Lightweight .30-06 which I still have.

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