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I was looking at 375 Ruger when I got my H&H.  Only reason was I could not find anything suitable at the time except lever guns.  I like the levers, but thought it was a waste of potential for that caliber.  I currently wish I had held out for the 375 Ruger.  I like the 375H&H, but it is just so-so to me.  I also have a 300H&H... I like it, but it has no real advantage over my 30-06s. 
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

I have been looking for a new rifle that would be adequate for hunting in Alaska. And I was thinking either 300 or 338 mags, but was able to shoot a Dakota 76 in 375H&H. I shot 300gn at 1600ft/sec and was surprised that the recoil was not that bad. I would rather shoot this than my buddy's Rem in 300wsm. Plus I was told you can down load it for smaller game. The shop can get me any of these four. A Rem, Browning, Winchester or a CZ. Thoughts on this cal and which rifle?


The velocity should have been 2600 not 1600.
 
Sparky just my humble opinion. The 375 is a wonderful round. Its at the top of my list for someone hunting dangerous game in Africa. I love the different versions made by Sako in 375.
 
But you don't need that much gun in Alaska. A 325 wsm will kill anything cleanly in North America. Like the 280 delivers a similar wallop of the 30.06 without the 06's recoil, the 325 wsm delivers a similar wallop to that of the 338 without losing your teeth in the process.
 
Aside from common predjudices and not a whole lot of available ammo like the 280, the 325 wsm is specifically designed for a light weight short action rifle that would give similar energy and knock down power of the 338 minus the 338's recoil.
 
I know people who rave about their 325s and killing the biggest of brown bear with them.
 
 


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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

  I currently wish I had held out for the 375 Ruger.  I like the 375H&H, but it is just so-so to me. 


A 375H&H is just so-so?? I am getting more interested in the 375 Ruger. So what does the Ruger have over the H&H?
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The  375 H&H has been around forever so there is ammo in all kinds of odd places but it is a very long case and a belted case so the action of the rifle has to be long enought for the cartridge and a lot are not.  375 Ruger is a newer cartridge and a shorter case which is not belted.  When resizing a case reloading the belt does not get resized and I have had some stick in the chamber in a tight chamber. I really like the rifles Savage is offering in stainless in .375 Ruger the cost is several hundred less than a blue winchester and the rifle just comes up perfect for me I have almost bought one several times and probably would have already if I didnt have stuff in the H & H already.  But I may have to have one before too long I really like the one with the 20 in barrel and iron sights.
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

Some very nice rifles! So far it seems CZ and Winchester are the favorites.

Why no love for the Browning X bolt?

And is the 375 Ruger a rare cal? And how does it compare with the 375H&H?

The CZ, Winchester, Mauser, and Ruger, etc. are controlled round feed....so in 375 that eliminates the Remington and Browning....

....I don't mind push feed in a deer rifle, but I would not get one in a Dangerous Game rifle....even if I wasn't going to shoot anything dangerous.  


....other than that factor, I don't care too much for Remingtons.....and Remingtons are terribly short on me....I'd have to add three inches of wood to the butt......

Never had a Browning.....too modern for me!!!  I like the ancient FN Browning High Powers.....but that's a whole different rifle.....




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The M16/M4 are push feed Big Smile
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.....didn't think of that.......I was thinking of snarling fur bearers with big teeth and stuff jumping on my neck....    Shocked


....on second thought, maybe I oughta get a Double rifle so I don't even have to work the bolt!!  Smile
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The CZ and the Win are still high on my list. Thoughts on the Ruger?

Since I have shot the 375H&H I know what to expect. But a friend thinks he knows someone who has a 375Ruger not sure what it is though. I have looked for 375 Ruger ammo but have not found any yet. If I do go with the 375Ruger the Savage looks nice as well.
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I would get the Winchester or the CZ because of the H&H.

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i love my m70 semi custom H&H i wouldnt trade it for anything, and its a push feed.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Mine is a Remington 700 classic and I could not be happier. I use both 270 and 300 gr bullets and the recoil is not bad at all.
 
 

Ah, Remington.  That barely qualifies it as a firearm.

The scope is nice though...

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You would certainly know about that Kahles Big Smile. But, the Remington, I have a bunch of them from 22-250 up through the .375. I have never had a problem and they are all accurate.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

The M16/M4 are push feed Big Smile
 
Bet that would make you feel a lot more comfortable with on standing in front of a Cape Buffalo.
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Remingtons are accurate sure enough.  I had two, I believe....maybe three.  I had a really nice M 725 270, and a nifty little M 722 300 Savage!!   Big Grin

Gone but not forgotten.  The 270 had a pad added and the LOP was 14".....the little 722 was a little short, but it was a 300 Savage.  That 300 was my all round 'shoot-something-off-the-porch' rifle for years.  Varmints beware.    
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

CZ550... after $1000.00+ of work...
 
What the what?

That sounds outlandish...
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I bought one for deer hunting. All my friends give me sh!t shooting Bambi with a canon maybe they are right. We will see.
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Sorry not enough posts to edit.

I bought a used Remington 700 Classic .375 H&H. I know pretty generic and low end but, it was all I could afford in 375. Kicks like a mule with a altitude just need a scope that will not give me scope-eyes. HA!
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He is out working in SD now but you need to hook up with Pyro6999. His tag line is... 375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"
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Hello
I should have introduced myself.

I have been lurking for for a week or two. Looks like a good forum here with a colorful back and forth. I don't have much for cash flow but, I am building a decent collection - very slowly. So, in other words I can't afford $1200 scopes $5000 rifles.

Less I am on the wrong type forum let me know.
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Originally posted by stateside stateside wrote:

I bought one for deer hunting. All my friends give me sh!t shooting Bambi with a canon maybe they are right. We will see.


Welcome to the OT!

I know what you mean, but I am intending to go to Alaska to do some hunting. Not sure my 308 is anywhere near enough for that.
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