.35 Remington

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Introduced in 1908, the .35 Remington was one of the first cartridges designed specifically for autoloading rifles. Pawpaw writes about his Marlin 336 chambered in .35 Rem …

Then, one day when I was in college I was walking through a hardware store and saw a Marlin 336 in the rack. I asked to look at it and saw that it was chambered in .35 Remington. The price tag, new in box, was $87.50, still more than I could afford, but the counterguy told me that they had a layaway plan. So, I plunked down $10.00 to hold it, and started saving my pennies to buy the rifle. In ninety days it was mine, paid in full, and I realized I didn’t have enough hard cash to afford ammo, so I waited another 30 days to afford $8.00 for a box of Remington ammo.

.35 Remington (center), .308 Win. (Left) and .223 Rem. (Right)

Steve Johnson

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  • Joel

    I have an old Remington Model 8 in .30 Remington, it’s amazing how these calibers are starting to become obscure. I can count on one hand the number of people I know familiar with any of the .30-ish remington calibers.

  • Bobby Hunter

    That was actually a family of cartridges. 25, 30, and 35 Remington. All are obsolete now. The 30 remington uses the same load data as a 3030. Most folks don’t know (or care) that the 10mm auto and 6.8 SPC are both made from 30 remington.

  • Anon

    These might be obscure/obsolete, but Hornady definitely loads their “LEVERevolution” ammo for the 35 Rem. I bought a couple boxes when I inherited a Marlin 336 at my Grandfathers passing.

  • Bill Lester

    Thirty-five Remington is extremely popular in my home state of Pennsylvania. It’s no exaggeration to say it rivals .30-30 popularity among deer and black bear hunters.

  • armed_partisan

    .35 Remington is super popular here in FL for pig hunting. My only lever action is a Marlin 336XLR in .35 Remington. It’s a neat little round, and it makes me wonder why the .357 Maximum was ever invented.

  • Bobby Hunter

    Doh! I was thinking 25, 30 and 32 Remington, all now obsolete. I think 35 was part of that family as well, and the only one still in use.

  • Irish-HT

    Looks like a hard hitting slow round, good for pigs and the like I wold guess.
    Thanks for the information, I have never seen this round or indeed any rifle chambered for it.

  • http://www.predatorwild.com Heath

    Don’t bear hunters who use hounds like the 35 Rem as well?

  • http://ballseyesboomers.blogspot.com/ Glenn B

    Anyone who beleives that the .35 Remington is obsolete is simply mistaken. The .35 Remington round is quite popular among deer and pig hunters in the eastern USA. There are several ammunition manufacturers that still produce this round, including these big ones: Remington, Winchester, Hornady, and Federal.

    The round itself is a great one out to 150 yards (and can be used further out) though I could not imagine getting a shot at more than 100 where I usually hunt. y son took his first big game animal with this round, a Black bear up in Maine. It was a one shot instant kill.

    All the best,
    Glenn B

  • joe heath

    I have a semi automatic Remington model 81 in 35 Remington. It is pristine. Made in 1938. By far the best pig/deer round I have used here in South west Texas. Follow up shots are no problem but hardly necessary. The new Hornaday rounds are fantastic and the 150 grain Remington Core Lokt at 2300 feet per second is also excellent. This round and the model 81 is a real sleeper for the hunter who is very serious about taking game.

  • wv hunter123

    I have had a .35 Remington lever action and it is great for thick brushy areas and my son used it to kill his first deer which was an 8pt. I highly recommend this to hunters in brushy areas.

  • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/06/24/35-remington/ wv hunter123

    I have had a .35 Remington lever action and it is great for thick brushy areas and my son used it to kill his first deer which was an 8pt. I highly recommend this to hunters in brushy areas. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything.