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400-425 grain .375 ULD Interest?

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:58 PM
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400-425 grain .375 ULD Interest?

A Texas long range rifle company is looking at tooling up to build a new bullet in .375 caliber. The goal is to produce a high weight high BC .375 bullet with match and hunting qualities. The new bullet would allow guns such as 375 ultra and other high capacity cases to better serve the long range shooters. Question is, are there enough of us out there who would want or use this type of bullet? Projected BC would be >1.0
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:50 PM
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Re: 400-425 grain .375 ULD Interest?

It would have to be tested and proved as reliable at close range as well as long range as far as expansion. It would probably have to be usable in a twist rate that would allow you to shoot other bullets. It would also have to be capable of 1/2 MOA or so. Do they have dies made up already or just in the thought stage?
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:57 PM
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Re: 400-425 grain .375 ULD Interest?

As long as it will stabalize in my 1-10 375 AM....LOL

All kidding aside I would be interested but I believe that most factory 375's have a 1-12 twist, probably not going to stabalize a bullet of that length in those barrels if that is their target market.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:22 PM
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Re: 400-425 grain .375 ULD Interest?

Shumba and I are in the same boat with the 375 Allen Magnum

There would seem to be a bullet between the 350 SMK and an upper range of 420 or so that would put the cartridge in the range for which it was designed.

High bc hunting is the limiting use condition. Lead core would be preferred over solids.

A reasonable price would be nifty also.

If field testers are desired, let me know.
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Re: 400-425 grain .375 ULD Interest?

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A Texas long range rifle company is looking at tooling up to build a new bullet in .375 caliber. The goal is to produce a high weight high BC .375 bullet with match and hunting qualities. The new bullet would allow guns such as 375 ultra and other high capacity cases to better serve the long range shooters. Question is, are there enough of us out there who would want or use this type of bullet? Projected BC would be >1.0

I would say there would be alot of interest but if your talking about a 400gr-425gr VLD 375 bullet with a BC of about 1.0 you are talking about very fast twist barrel and you might wont to look into what people really wont in weight for twist rate first. Myself I have a fast twist 375 so the heavy high BC bullets would be high on my list to try.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:38 PM
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Re: 400-425 grain .375 ULD Interest?

The end user of this bullet will be one that intends on using it alone due to the fact that it will require a higher twist rate. As a long range rifle company we understand all of the variables and requirements of both short and long range shooting. There is no intention of this bullet to be functional in all twists or all current barrels. The hope is to create a bullet that people would build a gun around rather than the other way around.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:20 PM
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Re: 400-425 grain .375 ULD Interest?

10 twist barrel compatibility would be nice. Under $2 a bullet would be nice. I can always rebarrel though.

Definitely interested if they are lead core.
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