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Old 11-23-2010, 02:03 AM
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I know that the 375rum is not considered a elr rifle. However I think that with a 30in barrel it could possibly be a good way to get into a less expensive 375. What do you think? And what velocity should i expect shooting the 350smk's? All opinions are welcome.

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Old 11-23-2010, 05:15 AM
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Re: 375?'s

it has been the lack of bullet selection that has been teh reason for its unsuitability for LR hunting in the past. However with the 350SMK available now, its a very powerful and excellent long range hunting caliber. Some people have already been using it, and also the improved version. The improved case is running over 2850-2900fps from memory....
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:07 AM
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Re: 375?'s

That is what I was thinking. I found the 350smk's. What would It take to covert the rum to a rum improved? and what is the b.c of the smk or even the 355 grn cheytech bullet?

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Old 11-23-2010, 11:05 AM
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Re: 375?'s

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I know that the 375rum is not considered a elr rifle. However I think that with a 30in barrel it could possibly be a good way to get into a less expensive 375. What do you think? And what velocity should i expect shooting the 350smk's? All opinions are welcome.

thanks
Darrin
It is a great Elk rifle !!

The bullet of choice is a 270 gr because of velocity and range. The 375 RUM will move it over
3100 ft/sec with a long barrel (30 ") and this is a serious neighborhood.

It will take anything you want to shoot and believe it or not it wont ruin a lot of meat like
some think because the bullets are strong and don't fragment, leaving a nice exit wound.

With a good break and a mag or heaver tapered barrel recoil is very manageable.

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Old 11-23-2010, 01:10 PM
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Re: 375?'s

What 270 grn bullet would be best for long range shooting. I know that barnes makes a 270 grn and nosler makes a 260 accubond. Don't know which one.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:15 PM
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Re: 375?'s

the BC of the 350gr SMK is .780. Some are using .800 but i think thats a bit optimistic...

RUM improved is simply a new chamber cut with the improved geometry reamer...

For ELR, those 260gr lighter bullets dont have the BC to run with the 350SMK, but for shorter ranges they will shoot flatter. Depends on what your shooting i suppose...
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:36 PM
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Re: 375?'s

I also looked at gs custom 291 grn bullets. They have a bc of .700. with a 30 in barrel I could get 2900 out of it with the improved version? Would I need special reloading dies for the tejas? And is it easy to reload for?
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