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New Book: Winchester Model 07 Self Loading .351 Caliber
January 26, 2014
6:35 pm
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Just got my copy of this new book, "Winchester Model 07 Self Loading .351 Caliber Its Past & Its Future with Modern Brass Bullets & Powders", By Leonard Speckin.

This 106 page book covers three main topics, first the comments of contemporary gun writers and hunters, which are quite interesting. Secondly, there is much information on the reloading of .351 ammo including 200 grain projectiles. There is velocity and accuracy testing which includes new made ammo and original factory ammo. In one test two inch groups were achieved with a scoped rifle, quite repressive. The third topic is that of dis assembly and more importantly reassemble of the Model '07. If you plan on taking the bolt out of your Model '07 I strongly recommend you buy this book or it will end in tears and a drinking problem.

I have got a copy of the late John Henwood's book, 'The Forgotten Winchesters' WHERE post_id = and would say that this new book is complementary to Mr Henwood's book.

The book costs $30 which includes first class postage in the USA. The author can be contacted as follows:

L Speckin
1884 Birchwood, Okemos. Michigan 48864


January 27, 2014
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This comment is not intended as a critique of this new book. But if you are interested in shooting & loading for the .351, I recommend Phil Sharpe's 1937 book "Complete Guide to Handloading". The book is apparently in the public domain and can be downloaded (free) from a couple of sites.

Sharpe has some Depression-era suggestions that still work today. Note that modern #2400 powder does not work well in either the .351 or the .401. Loads do not always operate the action and unburned powder grains will find their way everywhere. Modern 4227 works very well.

January 28, 2014
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Thanks for the information about the new book,AlanD.Never owned an 07 ,but always had an interest in them.Have bought and sold quite a few .351 shells over the years,but never got around to buying one of the rifles.

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