.348 Winchester

 
.348 Winchester
 
 

Developed by Winchester and introduced in the Model 71 lever action rifle in 1936, the .348 Winchester is another great woods cartridge that is now known by few and forgotten by most. No standard production rifle has been available in this caliber since the Model 71 was discontinued in 1958 and Winchester is down to loading one factory loading. All of which is meant to say the the owners of Model 71 rifles would be wise to stock up on ammunition and cases since the .348 case is not easily formed from any other case. The same goes for the Hornady200 grain bullet since it is the only .348" bullet available from a major manufacturer. Custom bullets are available in this caliber, but their cost rules them out for punching holes in anything other but big game. When loaded with the Hornady200 grain bullet, the .348 is an excellent cartridge for hunting deer and black bear but it takes more bullet weight to make the .348 Winchester work on elk and moose. 

This text is based on information from “Cartridges of the World”, Hodgdon reloading manual, the cartridge designer and/or own resources.

   
Bullet weight: Bullet name: Powder:  

 
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ID: Bullet weight: Bullet name: Powder:  
220 grs
Hornady RNFP
Reloader 19
200 grs
Hornady FTP #3415
IMR 4064
250 grs
Barnes Original FN
IMR 4831