The only medium-power rimless cartridge from Remington’s portfolio that is still manufactured commercially is the .35 Remington Ammo (8.9 x 49 mm). Originally chambered for the Remington Model 8 semi-automatic rifle in 1908, it was released in 1906.
Other names for it include 9 mm Don Gonzalo and 9 x 49 mm Browning.
Ever since its introduction in 2006, LEVERevolution ammunition has brought grandpa’s lever action rifle out of retirement and turned it into a firearm everyone is shooting. Featuring a soft polymer flex tip, it’s tough enough to stand up to a jacketed bullet, but soft enough so it won’t dent the primer of the round in front of it or cause accidental firing in a lever gun. This new technology makes LEVERevolution cartridges safe in tubular magazines.
LEVERevolution ammunition features up to 40% more energy than traditional flat point loads and travels up to 250 fps faster. Feed your lever gun with a box today! This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.
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Over the years, the 35 Remington Ammo has been chambered in a variety of rifles by most firearms manufacturers, and continues in popularity today in the Marlin Model 336 lever-action and Henry Side Gate Lever Action. It is also a popular cartridge for single-shot hunting pistols like the Thompson/Center Contender and the Remington XP-100. For hunters looking for a medium-power rifle with moderate recoil, for short to medium ranges, the 35 Remington Ammo is popular alongside the .30-30 Winchester. It has a small but loyal following in the northeast and areas of the southern United States.
The cartridge uses a medium to heavy bullet and has moderate recoil based on a moderate pressure level of 33,500 CUP as set by SAAMI.The normal factory load consists of a 200 grain round-nosed bullet with a muzzle velocity of 2080 feet per second. This 200 grain bullet is nearly 18% heavier than the .30-30’s 170 grain bullet, and has a 16% larger frontal area. This gives it a substantial increase in power over the .30-30, especially when used on larger game species.
Remington helped promote the advantage in power that the 35 Remington Ammo had over the .30-30 through a series of advertising campaigns in the early 1900s. One of their advertisements even publicized the ability of the .35 Remington to penetrate a 5/16″ steel plate, which the .30-30 Winchester could not do.
The .35 Remington is considered a fine round for deer, elk, black bear, and other medium and large game as long as ranges are reasonable. Hornady currently produces a ..35 remington ammo load in their LEVERevolution line that features a rubber-tipped spitzer bullet which is safe to use in lever action or pump guns with tubular magazines.
(Left to right) .308 Winchester, .35 Remington Soft Point, and .223 Remington