Here in AK, it was once very popular to re-barrel the Model 71 to .450 Alaskan and .50 Alaskan but, I always felt this was nothing more than vandalism.
The .348 hunting cartridge is a beauty with no modifications IMO.
If a hunter wants more bullet weight in a lever action, he should just get a .45-70.
Velo I almost bought a Mod 71 in 450 Alaskan a few years ago, it was a beautifully done rifle.
But two things stopped me 1. It's another odd ball round I'd need to load for, and I think the 348 does just fine the way it is.
To be honest I think the 348win is as powerful a round I'll ever need in a lever.
Bit of reloading for the 348 today. Load is 60gr of RL19 behind a 250gr Woodleigh snfp.View attachment 36726
However as anyone who has loaded the 348 know I damaged one round. Seems the shoulder creases very esaly. I have a Lee FCD that I use to crimp with.View attachment 36724
Has anyone recovered brass like the above one ? I've always just scraped them.
sestoppelman, I know you posted this a couple years ago but if you're still looking I have a beautiful Browning 71 in .348 set up with a receiver sight as Velo described, along with a nicely fitted Decelerator pad and mag tube sling swivel that I will sell. Also have over 500 pieces of new, unfired .348 brass. Any of you guys interested can PM me. I haven't listed it anywhere else for sale at this point. Just throwing it out there. Very nice rifle.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?
Looks like a sweet rifle. What are the velocities with the 200gr'ers?
@DBatemanAny 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.
So what do you guys think of the 348 round ?