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338/375 Ruger?

 
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:06 PM
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338/375 Ruger?

With all of the interest in 338 cartridges I was wondering if anyone has tried to neck down the new 375 ruger to 338.
It looks to have potential as a pretty efficient cartridge.
It could possibly work great with the new 265gr Aluminum tip Wildcats.

I am hoping for some insight from all of the 338 wildcatters out there.

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Old 09-02-2007, 10:08 AM
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Anyone have any insight
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:16 AM
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No but I just built a 6.5 X 300 win mag and was wishing I'd have paid more attention and used the new 375 ruger as a base cartridge...

I think a 6.5X375 Ruger would be a good cartridge..
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:31 AM
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It would be a very effective round. Very efficent as well, only thing is though that the 338 RUM is just as effective and a bit more performance.

If you were looking to load a round into a standard length receiver you would have a good reason to build a 338 Ruger but for a long action such as a Rem 700 there would be no real benefit over the standard 338 RUM.

That said, using the 265 gr AT RBBT, the shorter length of the 338 Ruger would come in very useful in a long action such as the Rem 700 for repeating purposes.

I think it would be a great round. A 35 cal on the same case would also be a great round but for some reason the 35 cal has been cursed in this country, well, the world over pretty much for some reason, to bad!!

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Old 09-05-2007, 02:39 PM
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Kirby,
Thanks for the info. I am always looking for a more efficient way of doing things. I figured it might be able to approach the 338Rum in a shorter package with a bit less powder. Since the 338WSM is a very efficient cartridge but lacks the energy at long range,I thought the 338/375Ruger may retain the efficiency as well as give some added long range punch.
But as you were saying- is there really any addtional benefit to make it worth the trouble.
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:44 AM
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Only one way to really find out!!!

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Well, I received my 338/375 reamer from Climer, the dies should be on their way from Redding Precision and I am saving up for rebarreling and tuning a Model 70 LA with a Hart barrel.

Considering the way my projects go, I'll have some feedback for you spring 2009!!!
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