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This is reviving a few posts from last year.  Left handed, I have the opportunity to go to Alaska a hunt moose, possibly Sept 2011--

Want a new rifle--although my 7 Rem Mag would be fine--

Currently, looking for bolt action LH 375--currently shoot an ABolt SS in 7mag--any suggestions?
Also, what would be wrong with a fixed power scope, say 6 x 40 on Talley quick disconnect mounts for this set up?
And finally, any recommendations for a small tripod mounted spotting scope with the ability to mount a camera for photos.

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  The Ruger Hawkeye African comes in a LH model and is chambered in .375 Ruger.
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I have looked at that one too!
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  I had something else to put in my OP but had to jump ship for a few hrs.
 
  I've never hunted moose or been to Alaska but have hunted alot with fixed power scopes. In particular, 2 1/2X,2 3/4X,4X,and 4.75X.  I've never felt under or over powered no matter target distance or foliage density.  That being said,I've got(was given)a 6x42 scope I'm going to try out this yr.  Not anticipating any problems.
 
   Yep,this rifle:
 
   With this scope:
 
   Oughta work.
  


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I really like 375-caliber rifles. That and 338 bores are my all-time favorites, and you cannot go too far wrong hunting a 375 bore anywhere in the world. For an Alaska hunt, my sense of it is a very wet place, really wild, rough country. I like the look of the Ruger African, too, but I question it being the right choice if you are buying it for Alaska. For myself, I would look to stainless steel and synthetic stock to make it that much easier to focus more on the hunt and less on the rifle.
 
If I could swing the $$$, I would find a Weatherby Mark V SS lefthand magnum and have it rebarreled to the 375 bore of choice. (My choices would be 375 H&H or 375 Weatherby...)
And if the Wby synthetic stock doesn't work for you, have it bedded into a McMillan Weatherby Express stock with a straight comb. I have a 375 H&H on a Mk V, and I really, really like it, even though it isn't CRF and will get me killed by charging elk and plains game!
 
 
If those ideas look like more money than you want to spend there is always the 375 Ruger Alaskan which is reported to be a fine all-weather and accurate rifle.
 
The FX3 6x42 is a fine scope, but if you are moose hunting in the thickets and alders a VX3 1.75-6x36 might be more flexible for close-in shots. Having said that, I covet a nice fixed power scope lately myself, and the Leupold FX3 is one I've been looking towards.
 
It isn't about the equipment after you get there, though. Enjoy the moose hunt - even if you don't buy a new rifle! I hear Alaska is beautiful country and moose tenderloin is pretty tasty, too!
 
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Never shot a .375 "it's on my to do list"

Just wondering if there was any reason you aren't interested in a 45/70 lever gun? 

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/bigbore/1895SBL.asp


Not at all knocking your choices, just if it were me, I'd go a different direction. 

Just food for thought. 


All of the rifles recommended so far are really good gear and I'd be happy to find any of them under the tree at Christmas time. "right handed, if you're shopping early"

Hope you get something you are happy with and have the hunt of a lifetime. 

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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

Never shot a .375 "it's on my to do list"

Just wondering if there was any reason you aren't interested in a 45/70 lever gun? 

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/bigbore/1895SBL.asp


Not at all knocking your choices, just if it were me, I'd go a different direction. 

Just food for thought. 


All of the rifles recommended so far are really good gear and I'd be happy to find any of them under the tree at Christmas time. "right handed, if you're shopping early"

Hope you get something you are happy with and have the hunt of a lifetime. 


its alot like like shooting a slug out of a 12 gauge
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That's not too terrible then. Big Smile


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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

That's not too terrible then. Big Smile



mine isnt anyways, it weighs 10.6 lbs unloaded, with that 26" tube it shoots very nicely.
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Yup saw the pic of yours. It's a really nice rig. "please pass along my name and number to that friend of yours that gifts out really nice scopes for Christmas Merry Christmas " I definitely would not want a featherweight .375  Heavy Recoil

Biggest rifle I have is a Browning BAR 7mm mag. I rarely shoot it because I'm too cheap to feed it. The 4 boxes of bullets I have should last me the rest of my life. 


I just checked prices on .375 stuff. Shocked  I'd have to hock a kidney just to sight one in. Yikes

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The .338 Win Mag seems to be the more popular caliber in Alaska they do make a stainless left Tikka T3 in  338 Win Mag.  I have had a couple of .375 H&H rifles and really like that caliber. The one I have now is an Encore single shot.
Bullberry http://www.bullberry.com/  builds an accuracy guaranteed barrel but it takes  a while to get one Ive been waiting about six months for a pistol barrel.  Good idea to have a heavy caliber pistol along as well.
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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

Yup saw the pic of yours. It's a really nice rig. "please pass along my name and number to that friend of yours that gifts out really nice scopes for Christmas Merry Christmas " I definitely would not want a featherweight .375  Heavy Recoil

Biggest rifle I have is a Browning BAR 7mm mag. I rarely shoot it because I'm too cheap to feed it. The 4 boxes of bullets I have should last me the rest of my life. 


I just checked prices on .375 stuff. Shocked  I'd have to hock a kidney just to sight one in. Yikes


i reload so even the .375 isnt to bad to shoot, the hornady bullets i use are cheaper than everything else i shoot except the 22-250, and it doesnt use any more powder than my .300 wby does.
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The main thing is, I want a 375 HandH--
thought about the lever action, but I believe I just want one in 375 bolt action.  I have seen a couple of ruger alaskans in 375 ruger--
but I still think I want to go the 375 h and h

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  Been seeing that,supposedly,these are available.  Maybe you can check it out:
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That CZ 550 is a good find. That particular rifle is a model that CZ is well known and respected for.
You can also get a Remington 700 in all weather versions out of their Custom Shop in LH. My M700 .375 H&H has been a great gun for many years. It is accurate and absolutely reliable.
 
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what would be a good price for the CZ?  
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for that matter, what would be a good price for the awr remington?
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  Not sure about either.
 


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that link errors, but I have been looking at gunbroker for the last few weeks.
What do you think about browning a bolts?
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What about a good ole Ruger No1?
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  Never messed with an A-Bolt,Sam.  You got one so what do you think?  You'd be familiar with it and that's GOOD.
 
  WOW,G!  Superior minds think alike. I was gonna mention the #1.  Couldn't afford so had to pass on a GOOD deal on #1 Tropical in .375 H&H about 30yrs ago. 
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as far as the abolt, I like the design, been shooting it for 15 years--60 plus trips a year with our deer hunting in sc.  It has been (without me behind it) and harvested 2 black bears and a moose in Canada.  It's the ss version--never had a problem--only glitch was a little rust built up on guide area and with expansion had trouble getting a casing out--a good cleaning and no post problems!

Without question, the familiarity with the gun and design is a plus.  However, I want to keep my options open!
Also, the single shot ruger and TC encores have interested me for a while. . . my chief concern would be follow up if that big brown showed up angry and/or hungry.

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Thats what a large bore revolver is for! lol  500S&W will keep the bears at bay!
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That or be a faster runner than your guide!
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