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Old 12-04-2013, 04:11 PM
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Re: 375 rum for long range hunting

Thanks guys. Looking for honest chrono results with the ,375 RUM 350gr smk. Wondering if its worth stepping up to vs 300gr sml 338 rum/edge/lapua stuff...

I'm gonna guess...with a typical 26" barrel and hand loading for best results that 2700fps would be max fps. I'm also guessing H1000 or RL22 would be best?
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:05 PM
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Re: 375 rum for long range hunting

i would like to thank everyone for the thaughts and opinnions. I have considered the cutting edge bullets but to costly for me to shoot often also the barns 270,300,350 tsx the 350 is a boat tail and the 270 is tiped so it it the 270ttsx flat base also the nosler have all been considered . Waiting for hornady to make an a max or berger to come out with a 375 . When i built the edge 338 bullets where not what they are today and that was just a few yrs ago the 300 smk and the hornady 285 did'nt even exist and i shot the 250hpbt and acubonds in that and 225 sst . Also my gun is single shot with a 32in full bull barrel and deap throat that i can ream deper for what ever bullet i go with. I have had bad luck with barns bullets not expanding at long range and low vol but shoot good and work as long as inpact vol is arond 1800-2000fps so they are not top pick on outher hand i have good luck with a max bullets at long range and low vol still expanding as low as 1200fps but not so good at high vol to violent but they are all i use in my 300 mag any thing from 400-800yds they work great .
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:15 PM
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Re: 375 rum for long range hunting

chuck


i would go with somthing like h4831 and imr7828 the 375 is a big bore and 26 in barrel is not that long to burn up some 100 or so gr of h1000 RL22 might be good i like both h1000 and 22 i am using the new power pro 4000 and love it vary clean temp stable and i get the best vol with it so far but 270 speer and some old 300 rond nose is all i have shot out of mine and it has a 32in barrel just so i could use h1000 when i get some and some heavier bullets
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:56 AM
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Re: 375 rum for long range hunting

Don't know as Hornady is going to continue production as they have disappeared from the Hornady website but their 300gr SpBT Interlock has a reasonable BC and shoots faster in my 375 Ruger than the 300gr Nolser AB's same powder charge ect..

I've been looking for more as they have not reappeared after the recent drought. Down to about 180 left. Could be driven pretty fast from a long throat 375 RUM.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:56 AM
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Re: 375 rum for long range hunting

In my experience the hornady .375 300 spbt bullet is VERY destructive at impact velocity of 2800 fps.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:11 PM
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Re: 375 rum for long range hunting

338 bruce

I believe you as they were designed for the 375 H&H - Ruger class cartridge. But if we're talking >600yds the velocity will have bled off below 2800fps.

According to Honady's ballistic calculator if you assume a muzzle velocity of 3000fps then at 425yds the velocity drops to 2200fps. @ 900yds the velocity is 1500fps.

Up close they might not do well but up close you could slip something else into the chamber as you're going to have time. But if we are taking LR shots then the parameter is low velocity.

However, your advice is duly noted. Not good up close. Filed and noted!

If I get 2800fps with this bullet from my 375 Ruger I will be doing my happy dance!!!
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:11 AM
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Re: 375 rum for long range hunting

like the a max in my 300 mag good for long range when vol dropes but not so much up close in the past i have had so called hunting bullets like the barns and acubonds even ballistec tip that are great at 300 yds which is what is consederd ethical hunting by most but when you get out they just make small in and out with no or little exspanshon the 300 grane hornady would be ok but my new hornady manual says they are discontinued. so i will try some diferent bullets into wet news paper untell i find somthing that works good when i hunt out west i cary my long range gun and my 45/70 lever it is good to 200yds all day and i could probily get 300 if needed to
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