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375 Caliber A-max...might be a possibility. Please read.

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Unread 01-04-2014, 06:51 AM
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Re: 375 Caliber A-max...might be a possibility. Please read.

Originally Posted by benchracer View Post
I agree completely with your line of thinking/questioning on this. The existing lines of .375 bullets are sorely in need of a re-evaluation followed by design updates. There is a lot of "dead wood" that needs to be cleared out of .375 production to make room for bullets that someone will actually buy. Aside from solids and controlled expansion bullets, the rest of the field seems to be duplicative and hopelessly outmoded designs that appear to have come from about the time when the Remington Corelokt was a state of the art bullet.

It sure would be nice to see someone clear out the cobwebs and start fresh!

I agree ..... And the same applies to the 375 caliber cartridges as well
How is it y'all still don't know the difference between CALIBER and CARTRIDGE ??

"In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires."

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Sigmund Freud
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Unread 01-04-2014, 10:12 AM
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Re: 375 Caliber A-max...might be a possibility. Please read.

Originally Posted by Swamplord View Post
I agree ..... And the same applies to the 375 caliber cartridges as well

It seems to me that one of the most serious obstacles for cartridges suited to ELR is the lack of suitable production actions/rifles. I have followed some technical discussions regarding the unsuitability of commercial actions from Remington and Savage for cartridges like .338 Lapua, even though they chamber rifles for the Lapua cartridge.

Overall, I believe the limited factory options in cartridges of that class has done a lot to limit their popularity. I think the whole short magnum craze took things in the opposite direction, which wasn't helpful in that regard. Some cartridges that had potential didn't go as far as they should/could have because of the lack of industry foresight. I would consider the RUM's to be a good example of that.

IMO, commercial production actions/rifles that are properly built to handle Rigby size cases are sorely needed. They exist in the custom world, but the cost of a custom rifle is a barrier to entry that sorely limits the popularity of ELR capable rigs, cartridges, and components. The Weatherby Mark V is an option, but it will cost about the same as a custom. The CZ 550 Magnum action is suitable, but is not offered in ELR oriented chamberings except through the CZ custom shop. By the time you source a bare action and have the rifle built, you are back in custom territory when it comes to cost.
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Unread 01-31-2014, 01:45 PM
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Re: 375 Caliber A-max...might be a possibility. Please read.

I've been nagging them about it as well.

Practical application would be the same as all other Amax bullets: ELR shooting and hunting combined in one bullet for a reasonable price.

I would buy the heck out of 'em!
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