When Winchester Ammunition introduced 350 Legend ammo, it was a welcomed sight for deer hunters, especially those living in states that require they use rifles chambered for a straight-walled cartridge. Before .350 Legend ammo, they were limited to using dated, oversized, or short-range ammunition. In just a few years, .350 Legend has become known as a powerful round with very soft recoil.350 legend ammo for sale
Its performance is often compared to the popular .223 Remington because it’s AR-compatible when you use a .350 Legend upper. Speaking only about rifle ammo, though, the 350 Legend bullet is much bigger. With a bullet diameter of .357 inches and a 1.71-inch long shell case, the total length of the 350 Legend cartridge is 2.26 inches.
On paper, the 350 Legend deer hunting round with a 150-grain bullet has a muzzle velocity of 2,325 feet-per-second and 1,800 foot-pounds of energy. And, a 145-grain Full-Metal Jacket load has a muzzle velocity of 2,350 fps and 1,778 ft-lbs of energy.
DNRs in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio have taken into consideration that the flat topography of excellent Midwestern hunting areas does not lend itself to a well-suited backstop when the land lies near occupied houses and buildings. For that reason, it was decided that certain straight-walled cartridges provided added opportunity for gun hunters, while reducing the risk of overshooting a target. However, many of the existing straight-walled cartridges lacked modern elements such as a rimless design to enable their use in a variety of firearms.
So Winchester set its sights on developing a cartridge that would embody the qualities of straight-walled ballistics while being better suited to long guns. The result is the 350 Legend. Just in regard to its projectile, the 350 delivers a hunting bullet far-better suited to deer than many of the choices available for handgun cartridges: streamlined for flatter trajectory, large polymer tip for accelerated expansion, and a precision jacket and core for accuracy, penetration, and energy transfer. All that is combined with mild recoil and a range compatible with the intent of trajectories desired by the DNRs.