44Guy, What kind of expansion are you getting with factory/ handloads with 200's? In a shorter barrel, the advantages aren't as distinct.
The 200 grain Core Lokt at 2100 fps made her face from the eyeballs forward... The 200 grain Core Lokt at 2100 fps made her face from the eyeballs forward... While it would seem intuitive to use the rimmed version of the 35 Remington, formed from 303 British brass, that's not actually what I'm doing.
I'm turning the rim off and cutting in an extractor groove, (well, technically a good friend of mine is doing that!
I was buying factory loads (I believe these were 180 grain) but mostly so I would have a supply of brass.
I also was impressed with how accurate these single shot pistol were. I got one of his custom Thompson Contenders in his 30 GNR and it was awesome, back when he still had a shop down here in Florida (Sarasota). I've always loved the versatility of a 35 cal round, just so many possibilities for loading up and down.
From my limited testing, I'm very happy with the 200gr FTX bullet in 35 caliber rifles of this velocity.