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Old 01-10-2013, 10:10 AM
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New 375 Sierra game king

Has anyone worked with the new 350 gr. gameking? Thoughts on this for long range hunting? Second Question if viable would 375 Ruger cartridge work? If not long range What would be the maximum yardage you would attempt in a hunting situation?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: New 375 Sierra game king

Nobody?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:57 PM
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Re: New 375 Sierra game king

Seems like the 375 has become a bit of an orphan for long range shooting and hunting. I had not noticed this bullet so I ran some #'s (QuickLoad + QuickTarget) for the 375 Ruger and (my) 375 H&H and am pretty impressed. I'd never really thought of my 375 as a long range gun, but this has me intrigued...

375 Ruger + 350 Sierra Game King + Reloader 17
Range Velocity Energy Drop
Muzzle 2429 4585 n/a
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:03 PM
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Re: New 375 Sierra game king

Seems like the 375 has become a bit of an orphan for long range shooting and hunting. I had not noticed this bullet so I ran some #'s (QuickLoad + QuickTarget) for the 375 Ruger and (my) 375 H&H and am pretty impressed. I'd never really thought of my 375 as a long range gun, but this has me intrigued...

Assuming a muzzle velocity of 2429 fps the velocity @ 1000 yards is 1412fps with 1549 ft. lbs. of energy. The drop would be 387" with a 100 yard zero.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:22 PM
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Re: New 375 Sierra game king

How many grains of Rl-17 if I may ask? Thanks
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:51 PM
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Re: New 375 Sierra game king

wha... but... I...


I WANT A .375H&H NOW! That bullet is a monster! Only concern I have is the surgery I will have to have on my shoulder after I shoot the damn thing!
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:59 AM
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Re: New 375 Sierra game king

mbundy,

I did a similar concept with the .338 300 gr OTM bullet. I used a long throated 338 RCM in a LA.
2550 fps from a 30" barrel with 56.5 gr of RL-17. This package beats the projected results for the 375 Ruger with the 350 SMK. You didn't mention what barrel length you used in quickload so maybe the performance would be closer.

The rifle weighs 14 lbs recoil is just over 22 ft/lb lots of fun to shoot. . At 4000 ft, where I hunt deer, the drift at 500 yds is 8.8" with 3138 ft/lb of energy, vel 2170 fps.


I shot my coues wt at just under 400 yds this year. It worked quite well with little meat damage.
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