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    G3 mags would probably be great for 35 rem. That would be a fun ak. Come on you know you wanna build it

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    Quote Originally Posted by muttman View Post
    I hate the fact that you need to go back and get my brass, lol. I need the W's (who, ware, etc) so I can start hording it.
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    Blue Star Cartridge & Brass

    They do gun shows all over the south, so if there's one in your area soon, give 'em a call and make sure they bring some. They also ship via UPS.

    After I posted the first message in this thread I've seen loaded .35 Remington all over the place - gun shows, sporting goods stores, even Wal-Mart. I would never have guessed it was so popular... and 9mm/.38, it's about a cheap to reload as you can get.

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    I wonder if that SAIGA rifle in 35 Remington kicked like this one ?
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    Looks like a start to an AK. Nice gun. Muttman

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    I have seen comments in several places besides here that .358 or .308 brass can be sized down to .35 Remington. I wonder if any of the folks who claim it can be done have actually tried it? I have, and it did not work. The walls sized down just fine, but it formed a belt at the base, that would not go in the .35 chamber. Sure, that belt could be turned off, but I would rather just chamber for .358 in the first place.
    The .358, besides having more ready brass availability (in the form of .308), is a better cartridge because it has a longer neck. Also, the larger capacity allows it to be loaded to a similar power level at lower pressure, or more power at similar pressure.
    There is a very good discussion on 24hour campfire about rechambering Marlin 336 lever actions in .35 Remington to .358, and then loading it to .356 specs (which is just a rimmed .358 with a max OAL of 2.55").

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    Good idea. Another option would be to set up a donation fund to build a .308 rifle, then set up a remote firing arrangement and fire 100 rounds of maximum but not proof level handloads, and check the headspace. If no change, try 10 rounds of proof-level loads and recheck headspace. Builder/tester gets to dispose of the rifle or remnants thereof, as he sees fit. Full report with photos, of course.
    I would be willing to do it, if nobody else does. I have land that I could do something like that on.

    ETA: I just re-read your post and saw that you did mention improvised testing. I'm willing to share the cost, or build the receiver and assemble it into a test rifle, and test it. I am curious to know what a standard Romy bolt/trunnion will handle.

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    There is nothing wrong with a wildcat cartridge. You can design a shortened 308 case with a .358 bullet that will fit in an AK mag. Or use the 35 Remington brass. You can have forming and reloading dies made. I once built up an M1 carbine in 357 Auto Mag. It went 2000 fps with a 158gr bullet. A longer version of that round would work.
    The easiest way would be to rebore a 308 to 358 Winchester. The 358W is easy to make from 308 cases. Had a Winchester M88 in 358 years ago and it was a great cartridge. A rebored Saiga in 358W would make a great bear protection gun. Some were made in the M1A.

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    The question isn't "what's the most powerful .358 cartridge the Russians could have crammed into an AK", but "why did they choose the .35 Remington over all other competitors, including their own 9x39?"

    My theory is it's because these civilian-market rifles were primarily intended to hunt meat for the pot. Why put up with more noise and recoil than you have to, and damage the meat more?

    *Someone* thought there was a market for AKs in .35 Remington; both Izhmash and Molot made them for sale in the home market and Europe.

    Molot doesn't exist any more, and Izhmash has dumped the .35 along with about half of the calibers they listed last year, during their recent American-style "product line adjustment" as they faced bankruptcy. Frankly, if I was an arms company facing extinction I'd list every cartridge that might conceivably bring some rubles in, even if I had to have old Piotr in the back room run a chambering reamer in with a tap wrench instead of making them on the regular line, but what do I know about business?

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