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Old 08-03-2012, 07:32 AM
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375-408

I am looking at building one of these and would like some real world info from people who have one. What I would like to know is your rifle setup, what dies do you have, what brass are you using, what velocity's are you seeing with 350gr+ bullets, your OAL, and what kind of Accuracy you are seeing?
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Re: 375-408

Send me a pm.

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:27 PM
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:48 PM
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Re: 375-408

If it were an improved 375-408 I'd say the following:

Its too big (350 grain pills are on the small end of too big )
Its too fast (3250 or so is a bit much don't cha think?)
Its too flat (17 MOA come ups from 200 yd zero is a bit like bragging. )
Its too accurate (clay birds at some very unreasonable distance is again like bragging. )
It shoots too far (range finders get expensive to keep up with it. )

Other than that its a pretty decent rig.
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Re: 375-408

What are the advantages of the 375-408 vs the 338-408? The bullet selection is somewhat limited with the 375 is it not?
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:10 PM
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Re: 375-408

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What are the advantages of the 375-408 vs the 338-408? The bullet selection is somewhat limited with the 375 is it not?

375 pros compared to 338
-Barrel life is measurably longer for the 375 version.
-More powder choices.
-Same velocity with roughly 50 grains more bullet weight

375 cons compared to 338
-More felt recoil
-very limited number of reasonably priced bullets
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Re: 375-408

Kirby compared and contrasted the .375 and the .338 just as I would have. The fact is, the .375 and the .338 are ballistic twins out to the 1,800 yard area.
I have found that the .338 is superior in accuracy over the distance, utilizing the commerically available bullets. Although the .338 is shooting a 50 grain lighter bullet, it still carries an impressive 1,730 ft lbs at 1,500 yards.
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