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Old 03-18-2010, 02:57 PM
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Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

By the way, I know this website is dedicated to long range hunting, but if your going with an outfitter, you'd be hard pressed to find one that would let you take a 500 yd shot at a brownie. 100 yds is good, 50 is better. Brown bears are dangerous game, not prairie dogs.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:03 AM
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Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

A bear heart only beats like 10 times in 1 minute.......so if you don't break his shoulders down with the shot

he can cover alot of ground in 1 minute so 100 to 150 yards if possible is the best.

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Old 03-26-2010, 10:30 AM
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Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

If I were to ever own a 375 H&H again or a 375Ruger I would load either a 270gr TSX, or 270gr Swift A-Frame and I would keep my shots to a max 300 yards and preferably under 250 yards on big bears.

Your velocity @ 300 yards will be down to just over 2000fps if you have a 2800fps muzzle velocity but your retained energy is still appr 2550 ft lbs which should reliably do the job but your bullet is now starting to drop very fast appr 9" low at 300 yards and 21" low at 400 yards if you are zeroed in @ 200 yards.........
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:10 PM
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Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

I have only owned a .375 H&H but all I have ever hunted with are Noslers and have never found a reason to change.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:25 AM
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Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

I should imagine that any of the bullets you listed will work very well for your use. I recently worked up a load for a 375 Ruger using the 270 grain Barnes and IMR4007SSC. It was amazingly accurate and packs a serious wallop.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:26 PM
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Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

If I were using the accubond, I'd go with the 300. I've read too many questionable things about the lighter 338 and 375 accubonds. Mainly that they may not penetrate enough because of over expansion.

On the other hand, I'd have no problem with the 270 gn TSX. In fact that would be my first choice if it were accurate in the chosen rifle.

But many of the other mentioned bullets like North Fork, GS, Swift A-Frame, or the good ole Nosler partition are just as good or better. I'd use a 300 gn in each except the GS and TSX. Really don't think it is necessary there.

The trouble with the 300 gn GS HV is it needs a 12 or faster twist when used for dangerous game at close range. I'm not sure what the 300 TSX needs to reach a stability factor of 1.6. But A fast twist is best to keep those long bullets stable on impact.

At least that's what would make me most comfortable.

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Old 07-26-2010, 01:45 PM
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Re: 375 ruger bullet choice

I have predominantly used the 270 grain TSX and the 260 gr Accubond on brown and black bears.

With the higher B.C. of the 260 Accubond and with the right propellant (RL17) you can reach velocities of 2950+. This makes it viable for longer ranges and turns your 375 Ruger into a 600 yard elk smasher.

That 270 TSX is a great bullet terminally, but the B.C. sucks. One might argue that your not shooting a 375 for longer range so who cares about the low B.C. I'll argue that the 375 Ruger is excellent for medium range work with the right equipment.

I have shot quite a few heavy boned critters with a 260 Accubond, and I have never had an instance of screwy bullet performance. Likewise with the 270 TSX. I shot a very large moose a couple years ago at 450 yards with the 260 Accubond and penetration was not an issue, I have also shot bears at ranges as close 75 yards that saw full penetration from an Accubond.

For close range bears and such, the TSX is my "go to" bullet. For moose and other animals that may require the use of the 375 at longer ranges I pick the Accubond. I have great loads for both bullets.

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