.375 ruger wildcats???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 188MULE, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone or ruger necked down the .375 ruger? My thought is that the .375 ruger case is a perfect cartridge to wildcat. I haven't done any research, just figured I see what everyone thinks.
     
  2. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    A lot of guys have done it. Gunwerks has a cartidge called the 7 LRM that is necked down from the 375 Ruger, and the 338/375 is another common wildcat of the case. The 30/375 Ruger is nearly identical to the forgotten 30 Newton from years past. So to answer your question, wildcatting the 375 Ruger works for those willing to put in the effort to do it.

    Here is another thread that answers your question. http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/wildcats-375-ruger-case-74086/
     

  3. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Thanks brentc, anyone else have any info?
     
  4. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    I've been in a discussion about this parent case before, it is a good design but the 375wby is a much better case, and already comes in 30, 338, and 375 cal plus there are plenty of smiths out there that have several 7x300wby reamers. Basically the downfall to the 375 ruger case is crappy hornady brass, jmo.