Remington Releases the 360 Buckhammer for Straight-Walled States — SHOT Show 2023

Reliable expansion from the Core-Lokt bullets

Remington may not build a lever action rifle but they released the 360 Buckhammer, which is a perfect lever gun cartridge.

The Buckhammer is going to be exactly that, a hammer for deer hunting, especially in the states that Remington is targeting. The Buckhammer is a straight-walled case and it is going to be a big hit in states that allow only straight-walled cases for deer hunting.

There has been a rise in the number of states that used to allow only shotguns for deer hunting that now allow straight-walled cases. The guidelines and restrictions vary greatly by state but the 360 is designed to fit within all the current rules.

The Buckhammers parent case is the 30-30 which is an excellent deer cartridge but had a bottle-neck design not allowed in those states. The Buckhammer delivers similar performance but from a straight-walled case with a larger diameter and weighted bullets.

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The Buckhammer utilizes a .358 bullet diameter and is initially offered in 180 or 200-grain weights. The 180 is leaving the muzzle at almost 2,400 feet per second, and the 200 is running 2,200 fps.

360 Buckhammer rifles to come.

At those bullet weights and speeds the Buckhammer will be a solid performer within 200 yards which is what it is designed for. Both bullets are Remington’s well-known Core-Lokt soft points for reliable expansion. It fills the middle ground between the less powerful 350 Legend and the heavier recoiling 444 or 45/70 cartridges.

Henry rifles released a single shot in the 360 Buckhammer already, and has several lever action models in the works. For more information on the 360 Buckhammer check them out HERE.

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About the author: Jeff Cramblit is a world-class competitive shooter having won medals at both the 2012 IPSC World Shotgun Championship in Hungary and more recently the 2017 IPSC World Rifle Championship in Russia. He is passionate about shooting sports and the outdoors. He has followed that passion for over 30 years, hunting and competing in practical pistol, 3gun, precision rifle and sporting clays matches. Jeff is intimately familiar with the shooting industry – competitor, instructor, RO, range master, match director. Among his training credits include NRA Instructor, AR-15 armorer, FBI Rifle Instructor, and Officer Low Light Survival Instructor. As a sponsored shooter, Jeff has represented notable industry names such as: Benelli, 5.11 Tactical, Bushnell, Blackhawk, DoubleStar, and Hornady. He has been featured on several of Outdoor Channel’s Shooting Gallery episodes and on a Downrange TV series. Jeff’s current endeavors cover a broad spectrum and he can be found anywhere from local matches helping and encouraging new shooters as they develop their own love of the sport, to the dove field with his friends, a charity sporting clays shoot, backpack hunting public land in Montana, or the winners podium of a major championship.

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  • John Centi February 11, 2023, 8:55 am

    So this new round is superior to the 30-30 and 35 Remmy, both bottle necks. So why is it safer than the previous two, because it’s a straight wall case? Doesn’t make sense to me!

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