Winchester

Introduced in 1936 by Winchester for the Model 71 lever action rifle, the .348 is a modernized version of the .33 Winchester. The Model 71 was the only rifle ever commercially available for this cartridge from 1936 until it was discontinued in 1958.

Browning has recently produced a limited run of Model 71 rifles and carbines chambered for the .348.

While limited in range due to its bullet shape, the .348 is quite capable of taking any North American big game including large bear. Barnes and Hornady currently produce bullets for handloading the .348. Accurate 4350 is the best choice for loading the .348.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .348 Winchester is 40,000 C.U.P. Our testing for this cartridge was done in P.S.I. Factory ammunition produced pressures of 29,000 P.S.I. in our pressure barrel. These loads do not exceed that pressure.

.348 WINCHESTER

Gun

DOUGLAS

Max Length

2.255"

Barrel Length

24"

Trim Length

2.235"

Primer

CCI 200

OAL Max

2.795"

Case

WW

OAL Min

2.770"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length

Comment

250 (L) FN

4350

49.5

1947

4350

55.0

2212

23,700

2.800"

* LY350457

3100

54.0

1874

3100

60.0

2130

20,000

Penny's

HDY 200 FN

5744

30.6

1917

5744

34.0

2179

28,100

2.810"

2700

53.2

2332

2700

56.0

2481

26,700

* Good Load

4350

55.8

2223

4350

62.0

2526

24,600

3100

61.2

2178

3100

68.0

2475

26,700

BAR 220 FP

5744

28.8

1783

5744

32.0

2027

27,900

2.750"

2700

50.4

2175

2700

53.0

2314

25,800

4350

53.1

2114

4350

59.0

2402

24,900

3100

57.6

2095

3100

64.0

2381

25,400

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length Comment

BAR 250 FP

5744

27.4

1650

5744

30.5

1876

28,200

2.800" *

2700

47.5

2018

2700

50.0

2147

26,300

4350

49.5

1974

4350

55.0

2243

26,300

3100

55.8

2021

3100

62.0

2297

27,100

* Over SAAMI Maximum OAL

* Over SAAMI Maximum OAL

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