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Old 04-19-2013, 07:48 AM
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Re: 375 jdj

I too have this gun. I have always shot the 270gr bullet and been happy, but I'm moving to the 225 Hornady to get a little less recoil, I hope!
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:25 PM
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Re: 375 jdj

I spent some quality time at the range last week and did some expansion test with my 375 jdj. I was surprised how little expansion I got with the 235 grain Speer bullet. It passed through 24" of soaked paper and stopped in my 2x4 frame. The bullet tip mushroomed a little but it was barely larger than the original bullet diameter. The 225 hornady was great. I will try the 270's next. I forgot them on my bench at home the day I went to range. I will make the switch this year from the 220 sp to the 225 rp. I will do some accuracy test shooting the next trip to the range.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:58 PM
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Re: 375 jdj

In 2009 I with a group of friends all experienced hunters. One of them with the 375 jdj has a phd and retired out of the Idaho Fish and Game. Needless to say he understands shot placement and hunting. He tried to hunt expressly with the 375. To make a long story short it sure was the best on the paper, it was the best on the flight over and it was going to be the best gun out of all. We all took only handguns. Well that best gun ended up being disposed of and he borrowed my 500 s&w. In Africa if you wound a animal you pay for it just like you killed it. I guess 2 wounded Cape Buffalo's at 12 grand a piece is enough to piss a person off. All I can say is the 500 S&W loaded with a 375gr Barnes bullet dropped all of the Buffalo in one shot. Including The owner of the 375 jdj 3rd buff. The 375jdj never came back to the USA. It was left to the PH as a tip.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:27 AM
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Re: 375 jdj

I'm certainly not an Africa expert, but I'll bet JD Jones has enough 375 JDJ in Africa to of taught your friend how to make it work fine for him.

It is fundamentally a wildcat using 375 H&H mag or 375 Win bullets. So matching velocity, bullet and shot to game will be harder than picking up a 458 Win Mag and going to Africa.

Glad to hear your 500 did well with bullets made specifically for it.
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