winchester 350 legen
winchester 350 legen (9×43 mm), also called 350 LGND, is a SAAMI-approved straight-walled hunting cartridge developed by Winchester Repeating Arms. The cartridge was designed for use in American states that have specific regulations for deer hunting with straight-walled centerfire cartridges. Winchester claims that the .350 Legend is the fastest production straight-walled hunting cartridge in the world, although some .444 Marlin and .458 Winchester Magnum loads are faster. It is designed for deer hunting out to a maximum effective range of 250 yards (230 m).
Ohio’s Deer Hunting Regulations allow the use of a straight-walled rifle cartridge with a minimum caliber of .357 inches (9.1 mm). Consequently, the .350 Legend is a legal hunting rifle cartridge there.
350 Legend was designed for deer hunting in states that have specific regulations for straight-walled cartridges, such as Michigan, Ohio and Iowa. Illinois also allows straight-walled cartridges if used with a pistol. The pistol must be a centerfire revolver or centerfire single-shot handgun.
A very common question I run across comes from people wondering is…what is the best caliber for whitetails?
Obviously this is a very personal question, but I’ve often struggled with what the best answer is, until now. Last season I shot the 350 Legend and this seems to be the perfect combination of knockdown power, yet delivers very light recoil. Most of my shots on whitetails are 200-yards and in, and this is the perfect caliber for shots at this distance and in. With this 350 Legend you have the option of shooting 150-grain Deer Season XP ammunition that has the power to take big bucks right off their feet. I shot a big Nebraska mule deer last season and a beautiful Montana whitetail where this truly shined. It took the whitetail right off its feet and made me a believer. Think of it as a modern day 30-30 that is the fastest straight walled hunting cartridge ever made. The fact that it’s a straight wall cartridge is great because this allows people to use it in numerous states that don’t offer rifle calibers but allow straight walled cartridges or slugs. This will be the perfect round for Iowa in my mind because most of the shots are inside that 200 to 250 yard range and the accuracy one gets with this caliber is truly unbelievable.
Winchester 350 Legend (100)
Weight 1.11 lbs
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