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338/375 Ruger Striker is done!

 
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:55 AM
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Re: 338/375 Ruger Striker is done!

Hi Andrew,

Greetings from Australia!! Can you please advise me of who the manufacturer is of the stock on your 338/375 Ruger Striker? It looks great!

Are you happy with the 338/375 Ruger? Any more updated comments or feedback? I have heard a lot of good reports about it, hope Ruger releases this round commercially.
Regards, Peter
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:08 PM
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Re: 338/375 Ruger Striker is done!

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Hi Andrew,

Greetings from Australia!! Can you please advise me of who the manufacturer is of the stock on your 338/375 Ruger Striker? It looks great!

Are you happy with the 338/375 Ruger? Any more updated comments or feedback? I have heard a lot of good reports about it, hope Ruger releases this round commercially.
Regards, Peter
I'm not Andrew, But thats a factory striker stock.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:16 PM
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Re: 338/375 Ruger Striker is done!

Greenhornet-1 is correct. That's a factory Savage Striker stock that I painted.

Now that I've had this gun up and running for better than a year, I've absolutely fallen in love with it. The load I've settled on is a 250gr Sierra MK over 76.5gr of H4350. Recoil isn't bad, somewhere around a stout 44mag load I'd say. I'm getting 2650 fps from the 18" barrel with no pressure signs, and 3 shot 100yard groups in the .3-.4" range. I don't see any reason to mess with this load. I am still considering extending the throat to gain a little powder room, but I'm afraid to mess up what I have going. I don't know that an extra 75-100fps is worth the effort.

I'm still debating on whether to put a higher magnification scope on here, but the VX3L 3.5-10x50 is working so well that I just don't see any reason to change the setup. The gun weighs 7# 8oz as it sits, making it a very portable long range pistol.

Over all I'm very happy with the gun and the caliber. The brass has been holding up very well. I'm getting about 5 full power loads per case before the primer pockets start to feel sloppy. Since the 375 Ruger brass is readily available and reasonably priced around here, this caliber seems like a pretty good alternative to some of the larger 338s.

I ended up chambering a 19" rifle barrel for the 338/375 Ruger and it has made an amazing elk carbine. In fact my Father-in-Law has taken that rifle hostage and won't give it back!! I would almost say that the 338/375 is a better option than the straight 375 Ruger as a hunting carbine. I still love my Ruger Alaskan though. ;)

Andrew
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:50 AM
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Re: 338/375 Ruger Striker is done!

Thanks for your reply Andrew, this looks like a really good round with a very efficient case design. I also like that there is no belt nor is the rim rebated like the WSM series of loadings.

The 338 Rem UM looks to be too over-bore and the case length is too long for using with a standard length action. Thanks for your development work; I will be building one very shortly.
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