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Unread 11-16-2008, 09:00 AM
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Re: 7mm-.375Ruger

James H,

I think you are very optimistic to think the 7/375 Ruger will run with the 7 RUM. The case capacity just isn't there. Better to say it would duplicate the 7mm Dakota and 7 STW.

I too have pondered making the 7/375. It is the right length to fit into a standard length action. The Ruger M77 comes to mind. The longer STW and RUM just won't fit.

I recently I rechambered a new 26" 7 mm rem mag takeoff with 26" barrel to 7 STW and put it into a rem model 700 for far less money. The only compromise is that the bullets have some jump to the rifling. It shoots the 168 Berger at 3200 fps very accurately with a .160" jump. I suppose I could get a wyatt's magazine box but I this was done on the cheap as an experiment.

When the 375 was first announced I called Pacific Tool and Gauge and they ALREADY had the 7/375 reamer made!

My shooting friend, Dan, and I have three new reamers from Pacific..a match 7 rem mag made to my specs with a slightly longer OAL designed to shoot the 180 Berger VLD. A 7 STW and a 7 RUM also set up for the 180 VLD. I suppose we are out of our minds but we want to wring out all three chamberings with 30" barrels over time. It will be interesting to see how they perform.

Currently Dan is making a 7 STW and I am making the 7 Rem mag on Lilja 1 in 7 twist, SS, 30" tubes. The 180 VLD is the bullet. Unfortunately Dan doesn't offer a 1 in 8 or 1 in 8 1/2 twist, but
he says it will work well. He said he hasn't heard of any 180s coming apart but if they do we can always go with the heavier jacketed version.

This stuff is just too much fun.!
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Unread 12-20-2009, 08:59 PM
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Re: 7mm-.375Ruger

Anyone shooting one yet??
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Unread 12-27-2009, 01:10 PM
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Re: 7mm-.375Ruger

Originally Posted by grit View Post
Anyone shooting one yet??

I did some work, and research going to do a .30 based on the .375 Ruger. When it was all said and done, it was basically recreating the .300 Wby. The only advantage is the one listed, a Ruger M77, that can't take the longer cartridges. Wildcats are fun, but with the 7mm STW, 7mm Dakota, 7mm AM, and 7mm RUM, it doesnt seem much point in making another.
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