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Unread 12-25-2009, 05:40 PM
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375 ruger bullet choice

I posted this in the bullet/ballistic section but recieved no responses. I just picked up a .375 ruger with a 22" barrel and plan on using for a brown bear hunt next year. My farthest shot in this area will be 500 yards. I have been looking at: 270gr barnes, 250gr gameking, 260gr accubond. Any suggestions?
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    Unread 12-26-2009, 05:30 PM
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    Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

    partisan, i suspect that the lack of responses comes from the fact that the 375Rug is a pretty new cartridge and not alot of folks have played with it much yet. thats just a guess. I have one of the "African" models Ruger came out with. I have yet to shoot it but it seems like a good rifle. Anyhow i digress.. I remember one thread on here that a fella started on his 375Ru. It seems like he was using the Barnes 270 gr bullets and RL 15. from what i remeber he was getting good results from that combo. I am sure if you do a search you can find that thread. i hope this helps.
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    Unread 12-26-2009, 08:05 PM
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    Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

    I will do a search for the 375 RUG to see what is up. I am really looking more for bullet performance on game. A bullet that will be up to stopping one of the big boys up close but will still have enough at 500yards to do the job. I keep looking at Barnes but I hear mixed results on thier performance and even getting them to sit right in brass.
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    Unread 12-28-2009, 12:33 AM
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    Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

    I find lots of information about putting holes in paper which helps a little but I am more interested in bullet performance down range. I imagine a sierra matchking would work at longer ranges but I need a bullet that works well at close range as well.
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    Unread 12-28-2009, 10:34 AM
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    Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

    I would look a HAWK bullets if it were me. Not great B.C. but awesome performance on game and known to be accurate.

    www.hawkbullets.com
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    Unread 12-29-2009, 09:43 PM
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    Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

    For accuracy, I've had very good results with the 260 gr Nosler Accubond (which has a decent BC) and Nosler claims they'll open up down to 1800 fps. I've not yet shot any game with them, but dang, they're accurate! Have been told that they perform very well on elk & moose.


    Here's some of the bullets I've been working with from my .375 H&H:


    Sierra's 300 gr SPBT, on the far right, has also been very accurate and I've heard good things about them on game, even Cape Buff.
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    Unread 02-01-2010, 05:41 PM
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    Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

    260 Accubond (Favorite Load for Moose)
    Reloader 15 powder @ 76.0
    Fed 215GM

    300gr Accubond or Hornady DGX
    RL 15 @ 71.0

    235gr Barnes TSX
    IMR 4895 @ 78.5

    270gr Barnes TSX (Good dangerous Game Load)
    RL 15@ 75.0


    I have the 375 Ruger Alaskan I have used several loads that I had worked up. With 260gr to 300gr bullets Reloader 15 has proven excellent. Although several had reported good results with the new Reloader 17. With the excellent 300gr Accubond with that great BC Reloader 15 @ 71.0 is very accurate.......but for flat shooting the 260gr Accubond is excellent. Another flat shooter will be the 235gr Barnes TSX.......if your looking for a Elk load that would fit the bill nicely.....IMR 4895....would be my pick with the 235gr in the 375 Ruger.

    For Brown bear we don't shoot them at 500 yards.......usually 150 yards or less. Their eye sight is poor as long as you get up wind you can stalk to that range if terrain allows. If hunting streams recommend the 270gr Barnes TSX (RL 15 @ 75.0) or the new Hornady 300gr RN DGX (RL 15 @ 71.0) bullet or factory load. Also suggest Fed 215GM or WLRM primers with the 375 Ruger.

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