So, in addition to the .32-40 & .38-55 barrels I have for my Stevens 44 1/2, I've been thinking about having another barrel made up in .32-40, albeit necked up to .35 calibre. A long time ago I read [cannot for the life of me remember where] that Harry Pope used to re-bore worn out .32-40 barrels to .33 & .35 calibre & eventually up to .38-55 & I like .35 calibre cartridges, so figured "Why Not?"
I'm thinking a ~250 grain RNFPPB bullet having a ~70% meplat [for hunting purposes] in a 1:16" twist barrel should do the trick at anywhere from 1,400 - 1900 fps.
I might do the same thing for one of my Ruger #1's in .357 Magnum [no, it's NOT a CHP or a non-marked original, it's a custom barrel job that I'm thinking of either re-chambering to .360 BuckHammer, .35-40 Maynard 1882, .35-30/30 or the above .35-40 Pope.
Thought? / Cautions / Warnings