35 Remington

Fire Arm






: Marlin 336

: 22 inches

: 1:16 inches

: 24 X

: 50 yards

: 10

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technical cartridge drawing

Introduced in 1906 as part of the 25, 30, 32 and 35 Remington, all rimless, cartridge series, and in conjunction with the then new m8 semiauto rifle. Later it was chambered for the m14 (1912) and m141 slide action rifles, and the m81 semiauto and m30 bolt action rifles (1921). In the 1940s Winchester offered the m70 in 35 Rem. Remington chambered the 35 in the m600 carbine. Today the Marlin m336 still chambers the round, as since its 1953 introduction.

The cartridge is based on the 30-06 case, shortened - the shoulder has been moved back .420", and the rim trimmed .013" - the 30-06 retains the .473" rim of its Mauser origins. Maximum pressure is SAAMI specified as 35k CUP - not unusual for lever cartridges of its era: 25-35, 37k, 30-30 win, 38k, 38-55 30k - and of note, the same as the 357 S&W Magnum. Nominal bullet diameter is .358". The cartridge often derided as inadequate has probably taken more woods deer than any other (and without 44-40's reputation of also leaving more wounded... )

Handgun .357" bullets launched from a 35 Rem, at 35 Rem velocities, assuming they don't explode in flight, are guaranteed full and terminal expansion at the target. The 35 Rem will launch 158 gr. JHPs at greater than 2200 fps, 180 and 200 grainers on either side of 2000 fps. Most 35 caliber rifle bullets require impact velocities greater than what the 35 can deliver in order to full expand - as such, rifle bullets should be treated as non-expanding bullets in their usage. The 35 Rem is an excellent short range (less than 125 yards), in the woods, deer gun. The 35 Rem in a 14" handgun will only lose 100-150 fps vs a 20" carbine.

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