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Old 02-11-2011, 07:38 PM
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.375 RUM Wisdom

All of you who have experience...

I'm considering a LR build, and to be frank I never considered the .375 RUM, as the .338 Edge has been the focus. Looking at the bullets available now in .375 I'm thinking that the .375 RUM might be a better alternative. I have a 700 action and bolt face, so I'm not looking to change any of that stuff. I read a bit about the 350gr SMK, and the 370gr Rocky Mountain. I'm thinking a 30" bbl or longer. This would be a hunting, not competition, rifle. Could I achieve 2700fps or more with those bullets?

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Old 02-11-2011, 07:42 PM
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Re: .375 RUM Wisdom

I have thought about doing one but just havent yet. hope others chime in.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:58 PM
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Yes and there is no need to go any longer than a 28in tube.
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Hicks, If you go through with your build please post your findings. This is something I have been thiking about also.
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Re: .375 RUM Wisdom

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Yes and there is no need to go any longer than a 28in tube.
Currious, why do you say no need for a longer bbl? I would think longer is better, for a couple of reasons.

Also, would you all guess the bbl life would be a bit better than the various .338's?
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Re: .375 RUM Wisdom

When I rebarrled my rifle I chose the 375 rum but asked my gunsmith about an improved 375. He suggested a 375 tejas and I couldnt be happier. I went with a 31" 1-10 twist and I get 3005 fps with the 350 smk. They advertise a 200 fps increase aver the standard 375 rum.
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When I rebarrled my rifle I chose the 375 rum but asked my gunsmith about an improved 375. He suggested a 375 tejas and I couldnt be happier. I went with a 31" 1-10 twist and I get 3005 fps with the 350 smk. They advertise a 200 fps increase aver the standard 375 rum.

Wow. That sounds impressive. That may be the way I go, though I'm not looking to push the envelope too much. How is the accuracy? What powder? Have you tried other bullets? Pics of your rifle?
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