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I’ve managed to gather some 35 wsl that needs reloaded. Someone unwittingly used pistol primers and they’re evidently too short.

Would anyone have dies they would be willing to part with or have 35 wsl loading experience they’d care to share?

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Darrin,

Magnum pistol primers should work perfectly in a 35 S.L. cartridge (that is what my grandfather used when he reloaded for his Model 1905 35 S.L.).  It is critical that you use a 180-grain bullet loaded to factory specification (pressure & velocity).  If you get too far off of the factory load, the blow-back action will not function properly (light loads), or you will damage the recoil buffer (hot loads).

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Thanks Bert,

Midway has some redding dies in stock, $125, for .351 specifically. They work but I read on another forum extra attention is needed for the crimp.

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Bert H. said
Darrin,

Magnum pistol primers should work perfectly in a 35 S.L. cartridge (that is what my grandfather used when he reloaded for his Model 1905 35 S.L.).  It is critical that you use a 180-grain bullet loaded to factory specification (pressure & velocity).  If you get too far off of the factory load, the blow-back action will not function properly (light loads), or you will damage the recoil buffer (hot loads).

Bert

  

That is some cool (and very rare) family history right there Cool

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steve004 said

Bert H. said

Darrin,

Magnum pistol primers should work perfectly in a 35 S.L. cartridge (that is what my grandfather used when he reloaded for his Model 1905 35 S.L.).  It is critical that you use a 180-grain bullet loaded to factory specification (pressure & velocity).  If you get too far off of the factory load, the blow-back action will not function properly (light loads), or you will damage the recoil buffer (hot loads).

Bert  

That is some cool (and very rare) family history right there Cool

I am the current owner of that old rifle, having inherited it in the late 1980s.  Shooting it is a hoot, but finding the spent brass is not fun.

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Bert H. said

steve004 said

Bert H. said

Darrin,

Magnum pistol primers should work perfectly in a 35 S.L. cartridge (that is what my grandfather used when he reloaded for his Model 1905 35 S.L.).  It is critical that you use a 180-grain bullet loaded to factory specification (pressure & velocity).  If you get too far off of the factory load, the blow-back action will not function properly (light loads), or you will damage the recoil buffer (hot loads).

Bert  

That is some cool (and very rare) family history right there Cool

I am the current owner of that old rifle, having inherited it in the late 1980s.  Shooting it is a hoot, but finding the spent brass is not fun.

  

I’ve been there.  Go back when it’s dark with a flashlight.  (I realize this is not always convenient).  

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