Re: 375 H&H long range
I have been pondering "long range" use of the h&h for awhile myself.
I got rid of my .338 awhile ago, in part because there is so much overlap between the two out to about 400 yards. Frankly, my skills havenīt progressed to the point that I can use the superior long range qualities of the .338īs. As a bridge, I am looking to develop proficiency with my .375 out to about 600 yards. That appears to me to be the practical limit of the h&h case with the bullets currently available.
I must stress that I am still in the research phase of the idea. Based on some previous discussions on this forum, I plan to start by handloading with the Barnes 250g TTSX. If it does well in my rifle and performs well on game, I will stay with that load. If not, the 260g Accubond looks like a good alternative. I figure that I should be able to push either bullet to around 2900ish plus or minus a little bit. Having run the basic numbers on the JBM ballistics website, on paper that level of performance would appear to give reasonable performance to 600ish yards.
I plan to start the initial load work this fall, but I donīt think my schedule will allow enough range work to reach any useful conclusions until next fall. Will post my results when I have something worthwhile to share.
If anyone else beats me to the punch on this, I would be most interested in the results.