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Where is my pressure coming from?

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Re: Where is my pressure coming from?

People use 300 gr .375 H&H rounds ( at 2470 fps) to shoot elephants with......and you need this round for elk?

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    Re: Where is my pressure coming from?

    Is your brass trimmed short enough? It could be crimping the bullet when chambered. If you arent trimming after each firing the neck could be getting longer and crimping the bullet more each time.
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    Re: Where is my pressure coming from?

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    People use 300 gr .375 H&H rounds ( at 2470 fps) to shoot elephants with......and use need this round for elk?

    Why are you even asking? And who said it was only an "elk" gun? So far its a good bear and antelope gun too.

    Riley, got the trimming taken care of. Thanks for the suggestion though
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    ... And who said it was only an "elk" gun? So far its a good bear and antelope gun too.

    ^^^ HA HA HA HA! That's funny right there. No such thing as too dead...


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    I like to use a .22 short myself. Texas heart shot gets the job done. Seriously though...why worry about what he is using if its over kill? I would only be concerned if it was the situation that I just described above which is under kill. If you have noticed..on antelope he shoots them in the neck so he doesn't waste the meat. He is actually wasting less meat with his 375 than anyone else is using their prescribed gun and shooting thm in the shoulder.
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    People use 300 gr .375 H&H rounds ( at 2470 fps) to shoot elephants with......and use need this round for elk?
    Many elephants have been killed with a 7x57. Does that make it too big for elk?
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    Many elephants have been killed with a 7x57. Does that make it too big for elk?
    And probably some bunny rabbets have been killed with a 375 H&H. Does that make it too large for bunnies?

    I still dont see why some dont just go to a 50 Browning and get it over with...unless of course they wont have anything to brag about or chew the fat over.

    There IS such a thing as "overkill" whether some wish to believe it or not and go thru the record books and see how many alaskan brownies were killed with the lowly 30-06. Ya dont HAVE TO try and dispatch animals at 2 miles distance
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