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338/375 Ruger or 375 Ruger with high BC bullets?

 
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:49 PM
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338/375 Ruger or 375 Ruger with high BC bullets?

I realize that many here might suggest I use a RUM case. I would consider it if the magazine constraints were not 3.6". The action is an Interarms Mark X set up for 375 H and H. I cannot imagine that lengthening this integral box magazine/floorplate design would be an easy inexpensive job.

This is why the 375 Ruger as the basis for a fun to shoot hunting/semi long range rifle.

The bullets that are being considered are:

350 SMK for the 375 Ruger and the upcoming 250 and 300 Berger VLDs for the 338/375.

Any and all thoughts on extending the magazine length or using either Ruger configuration would be appreciated.


Ross

Last edited by AZShooter; 09-23-2008 at 10:36 PM. Reason: left out the fact the 250 and 300 gr bullets were .338s
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:34 PM
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Re: 338/375 Ruger or 375 Ruger with high BC bullets?

The .338-375 Ruger is called the .338 Campfire. Do a Google search, should net you plenty of info.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:18 AM
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Re: 338/375 Ruger or 375 Ruger with high BC bullets?

The 338 ultra and the 375 HnH both have a max col of 3.6. Gotta be close.

330 Dakota would fit too. About a twin of the 338-375 ruger.
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:25 AM
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Re: 338/375 Ruger or 375 Ruger with high BC bullets?

Thanks for the suggestions. I nixed the RUM case with that magazine, the long VLDs or that Sierra would be deep into the case.

This thread is quite old. I have decided to go in another direction with this free donor action in a McMillan stock. The 375 H and H barrel profile is quite stout. I ordered a #7 30" Lilja SS in 7 mm. Will make it a 7 Rem Mag with lots of room for seating leeway. I ordered a reamer from Pacific Tool and Gauge. Had the reamer made so the 180 Berger VLD is seated out past SAMMI specs with lots of room to chase the lands. While this magazine does allow the 7 STW or the 7 RUM to fit there is not much room for seating depth changes unless it becomes a single shot.

Who knows if the 338 RUM or similar is on the horizon. With Berger coming out with those VLDs it may spur me to build something.

See you around this site.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:59 AM
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Re: 338/375 Ruger or 375 Ruger with high BC bullets?

I Recently Pushed My 20" Barreled 375 Ruger Alaskan To 2500 Fps With A 350Gr Smk. No Pressure Signs. Now I Have A 28" Tube Coming And A Special Reamer Coming For Longer Throat. I'm Hoping To Get 2700 Fps. But We Will Just Have To See. One The Best Cases I Have Ever Seen.
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Re: 338/375 Ruger or 375 Ruger with high BC bullets?

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One The Best Cases I Have Ever Seen.
Absolutely ideal for anything in the 30-39 calibre range.

More isn't needed until the .416", where the Rigby allows for 350 grainers at 2800-2850 fps with only normal modern rifle pressures.
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Re: 338/375 Ruger or 375 Ruger with high BC bullets?

The Rigby Is Also A Bit SaFer When Going Down To Sea Level.
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