Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 58

Lock, Stock & Barrel
By Jim Romanelli

Looking	for	something	a	little	different	in	a	bear	or	 deer	cartridge	that	packs	a	wallop	at	short	to	medium	 ranges?	Look	no	further	than	the	.358	Winchester.	

Winchester’s Cartridge That Should Have Made It

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T DOESN’T SEEM that long ago, but in 1979 when I graduated from gunsmithing school I had a bug about building a light carbine with aperture sights that would be great for hunting in the mountain laurel infested ridges around my uncle’s farm in Penn Run. I knew that the Winchester 94 in .30-30 Winchester and Marlin 336 in .35 Remington were great woods gun/cartridge combos, and hard to beat for that purpose, but I wanted something different with a little more punch and range. I often admired the photos I saw in older books of bolt action rifles that were in carbine or Mannlicher form, so I thought to go that route. My favorite action (at that time) was the pre-64 Winchester Model 70, but that was way out of my price range. Other commercial actions, such as the Remington 700, Savage 110, FN Mauser and others, were also a little

on the pricey side. The military Mauser 98 action, though, was plentiful, affordable, easy to customize and strong enough for just about any cartridge. I found a nice 1940 Mauser for just under $40, and ordered a straight grain walnut stock from Bishops that was action inletted and semi-shaped (so I wouldn’t be spending a lot of time shaping/shaving off a lot of wood) for another $40. Choice of sights were the Lyman Model 48 aperture rear sight, along with a Lyman sleeve front sight with a gold bead for another $30. The last items were a checkered angled bolt handle to replace that military hunk of steel, a better trigger and a Bueller wing safety from Brownells, this added another $40. Now came the choice of cartridge, and I decided that the .358 Winchester would be the way to go, and ordered a barrel from Shaw in .35 caliber, which ran around $50.

TWO POPULAR lever action rifles in the 1960s and ’70s that were chambered in .358 were the Winchester Model 88, above, and the Savage Model 99, right. Both of these rifles are highly collectible today, especially in .358 Winchester, if you can find them.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011
History of the Whitetail
Contents
In Those Days
Flintin’ With the Flatlander
Late Season Duck Hunting
The Perfect Opening Day
A Moment for Redemption
Deer Harvest Estimates
Beware the Pogonip
Habitat for Hunter Access Cooperato
The Cadet
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Annual Index
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - In Those Days
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Flintin’ With the Flatlander
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Late Season Duck Hunting
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - The Perfect Opening Day
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - A Moment for Redemption
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Deer Harvest Estimates
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Beware the Pogonip
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Habitat for Hunter Access Cooperato
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - The Cadet
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Annual Index
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - December 2011 - Crossings
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