See The 350 Legend in Action!
After the long wait since SHOT Show this year, our 350 Legend chambering reamers and gauges arrived last Monday, (3/04/2019). We have received a lot of interest via social media, emails, phone calls, and company affiliates regarding when we’ll be able to produce our first barrel in this great new caliber. Well, everyone, the wait is over! We had an unchambered 35 cal barrel laying around, which just happened to be a 22″ stainless steel T/C Encore with 5/8″ muzzle threads, so we quickly dialed that puppy in and cut a nice, clean chamber. We’re aware that the SAAMI data, as well as the advertised velocities, were produced with a 20″ barrel, however, we were very eager to get out to the range and shoot the sample ammo (145 FMJ and 150 Deer Season) that Winchester sent over to us.
Here are a few key features that make the 350 Legend unique among the straight-walled case line-up:
- Very accurate ammo provided by Winchester, which means more people will be able to take advantage of this round. Winchester will have FMJ rounds for plinking, a few blazing fast offerings for hunting, as well as a 265gr Subsonic load for the “quiet-conscience”.
- Minimal recoil compared to the popular 44 and 45 cal cartridges. This is especially beneficial for youth or just plain recoil sensitive folk.
- Long distance performance. Watch the video of our “Hostage Target” being engaged at 250 yards with the cheapest ammo available for this cartridge, the 145 FMJ.
- Multi-gun compatible. Winchester, as well as many AR upper manufacturers, are going to support this round. This won’t be a flash in the pan kind of round ladies and gentleman.
We’re very excited to have the first fully functioning 350 Legend barrels out in the nation. We didn’t just have the barrel production on our mind, we do have several thousand rounds of ammo heading our way as soon as they get them completed. Helping support this cartridge was a great concern of ours and by having ammo available as many places as possible enables our customers to keep shooting!
Now, being that Winchester only sent us a few boxes of ammo for testing, we won’t be able to conduct any further tests at this time. We do intend on shooting .357″ and 9mm groove barrels side-by-side to see if there is a difference in velocity and accuracy, pistol length barrels to measure velocity and accuracy, and we also plan on having a few youth fire-off this new round to see their reaction.