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Old 02-18-2002, 01:57 PM
 
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375-50BMG

New to this sight,taking a big step up from 75amax in 22-250.Anybody else shoot a 375-50bmg?Just pickt up a States Arms in this caliber & in need of reloading info.
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Old 02-19-2002, 03:06 PM
 
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Re: 375-50BMG

The gun came with dies,100cases,150 Barnes 250 grain bullets & 10 rounds loaded with 208grains of 872 behind a 250 barnes(only reloading info I have at the time).Havent run a round through the crony yet but was told they were running 4000+.The nasty crosswind we had at the range last sat made hitting A 3" gong diffecult with everything but the 375.I too think a 400grain MK would be the cats meo for this rig but the heavyest I'v found so far is 300Barns & 300grain Lost River=CJ
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Old 02-20-2002, 12:58 AM
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Re: 375-50BMG

I'd seen the Mack V a few years ago. Sounds very interesting. Wound be nice if Sierra made a 375 cal MatchKing in say 350-400gr. I imagine you could realy send those bullets into the next time zone. What bullets and speeds are you running right now? Or have you not gotten that far yet?
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Old 02-21-2002, 04:01 PM
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Re: 375-50BMG

It seems to me that the last time I looked State Arms had some load that was clocked @5300fps. Maybe I'm dreaming but if it was that's damned fast.

You might contact Gerard Schultz of GS Custom. He would probably jump at the chance to develope a new bullet for you.

But being that I've never even loaded for a BMG or anything based on that case I couldn't help you with load data. But there are several suppliers of surplus WC872.
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Old 02-21-2002, 04:07 PM
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Re: 375-50BMG

I just checked the site, and I was right it was clocked @5300fps. With a solid bronze bullet of unspecified weight or manufacure.

For those of you who have not seen this monster here is a picture off the web site.

The top is the 50BMG with the Mach V below.

[ 02-21-2002: Message edited by: txhunter ]
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Old 02-21-2002, 04:51 PM
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Re: 375-50BMG

Wonder how this round would work with the 408 bullet?
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Old 02-21-2002, 09:48 PM
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Re: 375-50BMG

I feel it would be interesting to neck down the .408 cheytac or the .416PGW to the .375 bore dia. I know Ross has all ready called this the .375 PGW, but has not chambered a rifle for this as of yet. It makes more sense in this bore size to me than the .398 that others are are asking for. The .375 caliber allows for readily available barrels and bullets. It just require's a bullet with a higher B.C. # like the .408. I'm no expert , but I bet this combo would probably come close to the same performance as the .375/50 with a lot less powder used in loading.
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