Winchester

Introduced in 1955 by Winchester for their Model 70 bolt action and Model 88 lever action rifles, the .358 Winchester is based on the .308 Winchester case necked up to .35 caliber.

In Europe it is known as the 8.8 x 51mm and is currently chambered by several European rifle manufacturers. Both accurate and powerful, the .358 is adequate for any North American big game as long as the range is not stretched too far.

The .358 Winchester has an advantage over its predecessors, the .35 Winchester and the .348 Winchester in that it can be loaded to higher pressures, and it utilizes spitzer bullets which retain down-range velocity better. This is a cartridge that was too good to die but did anyway.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .358 Winchester is 52,000 C.U.P.

.358 WINCHESTER

Gun

DOUGLAS

Max Length

2.015"

Barrel Length

24"

Trim Length

1.995"

Primer

WLR

OAL Max

2.780"

Case

WW

OAL Min

2.730"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

205 (L) RNGC

5744

25.0

1820

5744

30.0

2091

42,600

2.595" LY358315

2015

36.9

2174

2015

41.0

2470

41,600

2230

36.9

2061

2230

41.0

2342

43,300

2460

38.7

2132

2460

43.0

2423

42,700

2495

38.7

2177

2495

43.0

2474

44,800

2520

40.5

2167

2520

45.0

2462

41,200

2700

44.7

2080

2700

47.0

2213

42,600

HDY200 SP

2015

37.8

2218

2015

42.0

2520

49,400

2.640"

2230

39.6

2160

2230

44.0

2454

51,400

2460

41.4

2206

2460

46.0

2507

51,400

2495

41.4

2124

2495

46.0

2414

40,700

Compressed

2520

44.6

2260

2520

49.5

2568

48,900

Compressed

2700

47.5

2164

2700

50.0

2302

45,500

Compressed

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

SRA225 SBT

2015

36.9

2109

2015

41.0

2397

49,300

2.740"

2230

38.7

2062

2230

43.0

2343

50,800

2460

39.6

2090

2460

44.0

2375

51,000

2495

41.4

2116

2495

46.0

2405

47,800

Compressed

2520

43.2

2167

2520

48.0

2462

49,000

Compressed

2700

47.5

2111

2700

50.0

2246

47,600

Compressed

HDY 250 RN

2015

36.0

2013

2015

40.0

2288

49,600

2.745"

2230

38.7

1998

2230

43.0

2271

52,000

2460

39.6

2033

2460

44.0

2310

52,000

2495

41.4

2027

2495

46.0

2303

43,400

Compressed

2520

45.6

2247

2520

48.0

2390

49,700

Compressed

2700

47.5

2081

2700

50.0

2214

49,800

Compressed

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