There seems to be a growing trend of folks hunting with straight-walled rifle cartridges as of late, with more than a few new cartridges brought to market over the past decade or so.
A few years back, Winchester introduced the 350 Legend rifle cartridge which saw immediate success with a handful of other ammo makers jumping on board shortly after release, and several gun manufacturers producing rifles and even handguns for it.
Then at SHOT Show 2023, Remington announced the new 360 Buckhammer to challenge it for dominance.
The 360 BHMR is relatively new and we don’t know much about it. What we can do, however, is compare ballistics, at least in terms of what the manufacturers claim those numbers to be.
That’s exactly what I plan to do here, enjoy.
360 Buckhammer VS 350 Legend Ballistics:
One of the best ways we use to compare two cartridges is by looking at the ballistics. When we can compare similar cartridges, in terms of weight, powder charge, etc., it helps us to make a better buying decision.
Below are a couple of ballistics charts comparing the two cartridges.
180 grain Remington Core-Lokt 360 BHMR
Remington’s 360 Buckhammer ballistic chart shows a 50 yard zero, which is the discrepancy in drop.
180 grain Federal Premium Power-Shok 350 Legend
Federal’s 350 Legend ballistic chart shows a 100 yard zero, which is why the two drop ranges are so different.
It seems like, at least on paper, the 360 wins.
But only time will tell how this plays out.