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Old 02-03-2014, 09:38 PM
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30 on 375 ruger case

any one have thoughts on this set up
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:46 PM
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Re: 30 on 375 ruger case

It should put you right there with the 300 Dakota/Weatherby. I have a few dummy rounds made up but never got around to building a gun.

This is a 375, 338, 300 Ruger and a 300 wsm.

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Old 02-03-2014, 10:06 PM
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Re: 30 on 375 ruger case

Do a search on 30-375 SI, it's a great 30 cal Sherman design!
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any one have thoughts on this set up
gary b

Already done with factory dies. Hornady calls it the 30 HSM. Acc Int, Hornady with Dave Tooley doing the testing proposed it as a switch barrel sniper package with the 338
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Re: 30 on 375 ruger case

Lots of potential and as you can see you aren't the first to think of it.

If you're thinking of building something along these lines the 30 HSM is a great way to go, but you might consider waiting a year because I would not be at all surprised to see Nosler coming out with their own using the same case as the 26 Nosler in the near future.

To me the availability of factory ammo and a guaranteed lifetime supply of brass makes it worth waiting.
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Re: 30 on 375 ruger case

The 30-375 Ruger and 300 Dakota are almost identical cases. Basically the same volume but the Dakota is slight shorter and fatter. 300 Dakota brass is made by Hornady and IMO, very good quality. 375 Ruger brass also made by Hornady is about half the cost of Dakota brass but I can not comment on its quality, I assume it's good.

So the question is, do you go with the 300 Dakota and it's more spendy brass (about $2.00 per case) or do you go with the 30-375 with cheaper brass (about $1.00 per case) and go through the process of necking it down which will include the cost of a sizng die (338 RCM). Is the cost of the sizing die and the work necking down the brass worth ~ $1.00 per case?

It (or the 300 Dakota) would be a great 30 cal cartridge sitting right between the 300 WM and 300 RUM.
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The 30-375 Ruger and 300 Dakota are almost identical cases. Basically the same volume but the Dakota is slight shorter and fatter. 300 Dakota brass is made by Hornady and IMO, very good quality. 375 Ruger brass also made by Hornady is about half the cost of Dakota brass but I can not comment on its quality, I assume it's good.

So the question is, do you go with the 300 Dakota and it's more spendy brass (about $2.00 per case) or do you go with the 30-375 with cheaper brass (about $1.00 per case) and go through the process of necking it down which will include the cost of a sizng die (338 RCM). Is the cost of the sizing die and the work necking down the brass worth ~ $1.00 per case?

It (or the 300 Dakota) would be a great 30 cal cartridge sitting right between the 300 WM and 300 RUM.
Or do what I'm doing and wait a year to see what Nosler comes up with using the same case as the 26 Nosler in a 30 cal.

It would almost seem like a complete waste of time and resources for them to only come out with one proprietary cartridge with a case that has so many possibilities.
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