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375 H&H with 350smk

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:34 PM
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375 H&H with 350smk

Is anyone shooting this combo? My buddy has a 375 and was thinking of loading some up just to try. Any ideas of where to start maybe H3450?
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:42 PM
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Re: 375 H&H with 350smk

When I used to shoot the 350 grain Barnes Originals from the 375 H&H, I used 75 grains
of IMR-4350 and a Federal 215 primer. This will get you 2400-2450 depending on your rifle etc. Some other max loads from Barnes etc. a 350 banded solid and 69.5 RL 15 is listed at 2449, 68.5 of Ramshot Big Game yields 2411. 82 grains of N-205 will run about 2460.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:50 PM
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Re: 375 H&H with 350smk

But will they stabilize in a factory 1-12" twist barrel
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:10 PM
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Re: 375 H&H with 350smk

The Barnes 350's did for me, but I shot most of them from my 1-10" custom. I can't say first hand with this bullet, but a phone call to Sierra would give you the answer from the horses mouth. I suspect you might get away with it up close, but lose it down range fairly soon. Maybe someone with first hand info will kick in for you.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:49 PM
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Re: 375 H&H with 350smk

Boy, a 350 in a 375h@h... I almost bought some of the Barnes tsx 350's when they came out. I've already got a great load with the 300 tsx and I figure it'll go through a rhino, so why go up in weight??? I'm getting sub moa performance in a 12" twist rem with the 300 tsx.
I'll bet you dollars to pesos that the 300 stx is longer than a lead core sierra 350. I see no reason it won't work, but you may have to go to I 4320 like I did with the 300 tsx to get it to fit. The 300 grain hornady bt also works with I 4320

I'm using a m700 sps limited edition lightweight 375h@h
6x Nikon monarch
rem 375 brass
300 tsx
70.0 I 4320
cci 250
3.58" oal
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:47 PM
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Re: 375 H&H with 350smk

The "Rhino" 385 grain lead core is suppossed to stabilize in a 1-12 375 H&H also. I doubt that at 2250fps anybody has evaluated stabilization much past buffalo range. The 300 grain TSX should be as adequate as any 375 H&H load on African game. The 350 TSX should do well also. I can't recall how long the original lead core is and my micrometer is broke. If I can borrow one in the AM I'll post some lengths.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:13 AM
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Re: 375 H&H with 350smk

I use 75gr 4350 or ADI 2209 with the 350gr Woodleigh PP. This is the best asian water buffalo bullet I've tried typically resulting in 1 shot kills. Muzzle velocity in my Sako is 2415 fps.
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