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| .358 Winchester Type Rifle Place of origin USA colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Production history Designer Winchester Designed 1955 Manufacturer Winchester Produced 1955 colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Specifications Parent case .308 Winchester Case type Rimless, bottleneck Bullet diameter .358 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Neck diameter .388 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Shoulder diameter .454 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Base diameter .470 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Overall length 2.780 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Rifling twist 1-12 Primer type Large rifle colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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Test barrel length: 24
Source: Hornady [1]

The .358 Winchester is a .35 caliber rifle cartridge based on a necked up .308 Winchester created by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1955. The cartridge is also known in Europe as the 8.8x51mm. [2]

HistoryEdit

This cartridge came over 30 years later than the .35 Whelen which is based on the .30-06 Springfield. The relationship in performance between the .35 Win and the .35 Whelen is similar to that between the .308 Win and the .30-06.[1] It created a round more powerful than the .35 Remington and .348 Winchester.

Some feel that the cartridge is only good as a short-range and woods round, but it is adequate for any North American big game, providing more energy than the .30-06 at close ranges.[2] Another benefit is that this round can be loaded with very light loads for informal shooting using smaller powder charges and bullets designed for the .38 Special and .357 Magnum

Popularity of this cartridge has dwindled but it is still available from Winchester and Browning Arms Company. [2] Noted web firearms author Chuck Hawks agrees with the Speer reloading manual that 'The .358 Winchester is one of the best woods cartridges ever designed.[3] [4]

PerformanceEdit

Performance of this cartridge is much better than the older .35 Remington. This round has a pressure limit of 52,000 CUP. Winchester no longer has factory ammo for the .358 Win, but brass can easily be made from .308 cases if necessary. [4]

CategoriesEdit

Cartridge:rifles
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