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I am currently shooting a Browning A Bolt stainless stalker 7mag--close to 15 years! 

Anyway, what is the downside of an A Bolt in these two calibers (375 or 338 WM), and what other choices do you like?  My preference is stainless and synthetic.
I have looked at the Remington, Browning, and Savage--the application is moose/bear in Alaska and perhaps one day to travel to the dark continent.
 
Pyro's Oprah is nice, but wrong handed for me!
 
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I like both calibers, but if africa is remotely possible go .375.  I actually have both 338 and 375 browning abolts and like them both. One is a medallion and the other a stalker.  I'm partial to wood, but synthetic probably makes more sense.
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i dont know if youve considered it but weatherby markv's come in lefty versions, no slouch there.
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agreed!  gun broker even had a 378 weatherby mag lefty last week!
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I've also seen some fantastic deals on remington bdls in 338 rum.
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in lefty??
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

in lefty??
Yep.
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what are you calling a good deal?
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I thought they were around $500.00 to $525.00 last time I looked. 

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wow!
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thats a pretty good price, the brass for them is a little spendy over $1 a piece, but the performance is pretty impressive.
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I've seen them for less, but here's one
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assuming you have a scope already you could be ready to hunt with less than $750 into it
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I almost bought a lefty .300 RUM last year for $400....when Sportman's Warehouse closed in Roanoke.  If you look around and don't mind waiting, you can find a really good deal on those big calibers.  It's not something just anyone is going to want, given the caliber and the fact the gun is a lefty.
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i wouldnt shoot it without my leadsled for sure.
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Hunter a buddy of mine has a 300rum with laminated stock and I didn't think the recoil was all that bad, considering the 90 some odd grains of powder.  Though when I shot it, we were sighting it in with 165gr bullets, he likes complete bullet expansion/fragmentation on white tails.  I stopped arguing with him about controlled expansion, its useless.
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ive shot the 300rum too with 180gr bullets, and it wasnt much worse than my H&H but the .338 is a different beast with a heavier bullet, you start throwing a 225gr bullet at 3000fps plus out of a 8lb rifle and it cant be real pleasant.
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Hunter, I'll accept that. 

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Haven't had a look at Ruger Hawkeye yet???
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That may also be a great alternative, 375 ruger Alaskan.  I haven't shot a ruger in some years now, but from what I understand, they have made great strides in improving their product line.
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I'd probably pick up a Tikka T3 in 338 Win Mag at this point for the Alaska game it seems to be a favorite there and at several hundred yards is quite comparable to the .375 H&H balistics.  As far as Africa when you step up to dangerous game guns 416 Rigby stands out as one to be considered.   At around $599 for a stainless Tika that has a 1 inch group gurantee and comes in a lefty that is hard to beat.  Just a thought but a nice double rifle could be just the thing for the dark continent.
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