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375 h&h or 300WM ??

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Unread 12-25-2008, 09:04 PM
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375 h&h or 300WM ??

I have the choice between the 2, which would you choose. Mhich is better ballistically etc .
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Unread 12-25-2008, 09:57 PM
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Re: 375 h&h or 300WM ??

what are you going to do with it?

375 will stop a truck at close range. Not much for long range(over 300yds.).

300 win is an excellent choice for everything in north america. Africa it is a little light. Ballistically I think the 300 is superior. I believe more in shot placement and bullet performance than bring a bigger gun.

I do have both

"Amazing things can happen when preparation meet opportunity" Richard Schatz

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Unread 12-25-2008, 10:30 PM
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Re: 375 h&h or 300WM ??

That's comparing two rounds that are usually used for two very different purposes.

I own a few .375 H&H and I love them. I am really fond of that round. There is history behind that round.

The 300 win mag can be used for many many different purposes and is effective over a wide range of distances. The .375 H&H is usually for large animals that you want on the ground quickly.
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Unread 12-25-2008, 11:21 PM
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Re: 375 h&h or 300WM ??

I've owned both before I sold off my 300 WM. Frankly, I've found many different standard
cartridges do very well out to 300 yds or so, and had a 270 Win, M70 rebarreled to 280 Rem
for the animals I hunted with the 300 WM. There are other standard cartridges that one can substitute for any of the 7mm or 300 mags and not lack anything worth discussing when hunting.

As for the 375 H&H, shooting the 270-gr bullet, it has a very similar trajectory as the 180-gr
out of the 30-06. The 375 H&H works well on all bears, elk, and moose with heavy loads, and very well with nominal meat waste on smaller game animals when loaded with lighter bullets than either a 7mm or 300 mag.

Sometimes discussing ballistics, bullets, & cartridges overlooks some "other" equally important
considerations when purchasing a new rifle or cartridge. Such as are you sensitive to recoil?
What is the typical distance you shoot and collect most of what you're hunting? Are you hunting
in an area that grizzlies have recently (last 10-20 yrs) moved into? It's not that a 7mm or 300
mag "can't" dispatch a grizzly, just that the 375 H&H, loaded with a premium bullet will do it
with more authority.

If you're interested in hunting at longer distances, those cartridges tend to have a bit more
powder capacity than either the 7mm RM or the 300 WM; and, shoot 180/190-gr & 210 gr bullets,
respectively, and still have sufficient velocity to humanely kill the animal at extreme distances for hunting.

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Unread 12-26-2008, 02:53 AM
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Re: 375 h&h or 300WM ??

If I had to dispatch a uptight Grizz at 25 yards, I would much rather have the 375. If I had to shoot him at 350 yards I would rather use the 300.

These 2 calibers are night and day difference.

Ask first what you intend to use your new rifle for, then decide.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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