That makes the task of converting the brass over much easier!It requires a different extractor setup/configuration, however.I also admit to being a bit biased toward the 35 Remington after I started making brass out of the 303 British parent cases.This gives you a stronger, longer-lived brass case to reload with.(If factory ammo is ever going to be a concern for you, that basically rules out the 357 MAX.) I have zero experience with the 357 MAX but years ago I hunted with my buddy who had a TC handgun chambered for 357 Herritt. I'll get a better idea on the 35's performance this year. I'll get a better idea on the 35's performance this year.This wildcat cartridge is formed by shortening a 30-30 case and enlarging the neck to accept 35 caliber bullets. My Savage 170B will hopefully get some blood on her. My Savage 170B will hopefully get some blood on her.
Factory bullets loads perform very well in this caliber even in this shorter barrel. This question is almost like asking if you should get a 308 Win or 30-'06 Springfield barrel; in each comparison, the larger capacity cartridge will shoot the heaviest bullets in the caliber faster than the smaller cartridge.44Guy, What kind of expansion are you getting with factory/ handloads with 200's? In a shorter barrel, the advantages aren't as distinct.If you were buying an 18" barrel, for a super compact carbine, either cartridge would be fine.Some 35 caliber barrels are meant for the lighter bullets used in 357 Magnum rifles, and those may not stabilize 200gr bullets sufficiently.Muddly I liked the idea of a rifle cartridge that I could shoot rifle bullets and pistol bullets.