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Old 04-11-2010, 03:20 PM
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Have a little Problem

Hi everyone longtime reader first time poster. I ended up with a little problem I asked for a 375 Ruger for Christmas I ended up 2. Both are the Hawkeye African model with the wood stock I am wondering if using one as a project rifle would be a good idea I am thinking a 375 Ruger based cat maybe 7mm or 30 cal just looking for some input good or bad don't matter tell me what you think.
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:12 PM
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Re: Have a little Problem

While the Ruger wouldn't be my first choice for a custom rifle I see no reason you couldn't rebarrel it. I like both of your choices Since I have 2 rifles based on the 375 Ruger case, both of them 30 cal. Actually I am just building the second one. I have always thought that 7mmx375 Ruger made a lot of sence. I think either the 7mm or 30 would be a big hit.

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Old 04-11-2010, 08:55 PM
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Re: Have a little Problem

I am working the kinks out of rechambering a 300 win mag into a 30/375 Ruger. The reamer can be rented from 4D


The case capacity is 93.6 grs as compared to the 300 win mag at around 87 grs. Should still be able to shoot without a muzzle brake.

Now the 338/375 Ruger should also be interesting and be somewhere between the 338 win mag and the 338RUM but would be a recoil bad boy from the bench and personally I would need a brake.

To resize the case I got a 338RCM Full Length Die and a 300RCM neck sizer and I can get the brass neck down to 30 caliber

30/375 Ruger..................375 Ruger


It makes a good looking case

300 win mag...................30/375 Ruger.........................375 Ruger


Now in my case with a rechamber of an existing 30 caliber, I will only have to set the barrel back a couple of threads. But in your case with a total rebarrel you will only need to order a 30 caliber barrel from whichever barrel maker you want and have the chamber reamed to what you want.

James, what kind of performance are you getting with your 30 caliber?
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:23 PM
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Re: Have a little Problem

Woods, Nice job necking them down, good info. What are the vertical lines inside the 375 neck in the second pic?
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:39 PM
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Just pulled some new cases out of the box and all the new cases have the lines



must come from the manufacturing process. Funny how the camera can show up little details not always visible to the unaided eye.
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Re: Have a little Problem

It might be a good idea to start annealing those cases. It will make things much easier on you and the cases will last longer.
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Re: Have a little Problem

PennyB,
Another thought is to sell one of them and use the money to buy a different factory rifle in a caliber you like. You could even spend an extra $500 and still be even money on building a wildcat on the Ruger. Food for thought.
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