Savage Axis 358 Legend Build | Testing 200gr Hornady FTX

350 Legend Fans,

Here’s a custom built Savage Axis that was rebarreled to a modified 350 Legend. The Axis was originally a 223 Remington and now is repurposed to be a hard hitting hunting rifle.
Now for those that didn’t know, the SAAMI 350 Legend from Winchester uses a .355 bullet and 9mm bore. This is a huge let down for us hand loaders as we anticipated this cartridge to be able to use the plethora of available projectiles in 357 and 358. Fortunately PTG came out with a modified 350 Legend Reamer that is necked up to allow proper chambering for 358 bullets.
This Savage Axis 350 Legend modified was created to make it what it’s suppose to be, a 180-225 grain heavy hitting cartridge with capability of heavy subsonics and ability to use the vast plethora of cast and FMJ 357/358 projectiles.
The barrel is a 357 bore Black Hole Weaponry 3 groove polygonal rifled blank turned down to 1.055″ straight. Chambered with the modified 350 Legend PTG reamer. No mods where needed to make it feed. The magazine and feed ramps work perfect for this build

Huge thanks to Barn Dweller for sending that Magnetospeed! I absolutely love it
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZV5Gx5kDZcaTESfCKgxlEg

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James Pollard
James Pollard

Good stuff , That is a nice rifle and is a shooter too .

Chicowize
Chicowize

Nice video Eagle, I’m considering a savage in 308 just to get started. I got that bolt action itch. TFS

Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

358 EAGLE! There’s a wide range of .358 bullets available, but the majority of them will be pistol bullets, most in the 158gr range. You could try lighter and heavier bullets, and find out which ones your rifle likes. I believe there are some rifle bullets that go into the 200+ grain range?

aaron
aaron

That’s kinda impressive. It would be interesting to see some captured bullets some cast and hollow points, just to see what kind of terminal performance you could get. Maybe shoot the pool again. Just don’t let the wife catch you doing it. πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚