Any good 375 bullets out there

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bigrich954rr, May 16, 2006.

  1. bigrich954rr

    bigrich954rr Well-Known Member

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    Is there any 375 bullets out there that that would be good for long range but aslo are of a strong/harder design not match like.
     
  2. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    why would you want a stronger/harder bullet, than a match type bullet for long range hunting? i think T-rex died a while back!

    i too would like to see a high BC bullet in 375, but i'd rather have a "match type" for long range hunting.
     

  3. bigrich954rr

    bigrich954rr Well-Known Member

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    i want a high bc but still want it to hold together on close shots on bone
     
  4. Dave King

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    I use the Accubond 260 (BC in the upper .4's as I recall), seems fine for precision to about 600 yards (my test limit) and works fine up close (~80 yard raghorn elk last fall one shot through the left front upper leg bone = dead).
     
  5. ceg1963

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    I second Dave Kings experience.

    For "near" Long Range (to 600 yards) I use the 260 Nosler ABs, ahead of 101 g of 4831 SC in my .375 R.U.M..

    It is a screamer, as flat as a .270!

    It usally prints 3 shots into sub half inch at 100 yards when I do my part. At 600 yards I can rapidly shoot 5 shots into 6", or sometimes even less.

    I am going to hunt moose, caribou, and maybe griz (solo 15 day float) this fall here in Alaska. I chose the .375 RUM over my other RUMs due to the fact that a close encounter with a griz up here is a real threat, and the kinetic energy from its muzzle to 100 yards is devastating with the 350 g Woodleigh.

    But for the LR stuff I will switch to 260 Nosler Accubonds.

    I will post the results.

    The picture is with the 350 g Woodleighs. Smashing energy, although I have yet to shoot past 300 yards. They did well there with 3 shots going into 3".

    The recoil is abit stiff!

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  6. Fiftydriver

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    The 300 gr TSX is about the highest BC 375 bullet on the market now that is practically priced. I have been trying to get Richard Graves to build some heavy ULD RBBT but his die maker is giving him the run around so I do not know if this will happen or not.

    If we had a quality 375 bullet with a BC comparible to the heavy 338 bullets I think that caliber would really take off for long range hunting.

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  7. mindcrime

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    [ QUOTE ]
    The 300 gr TSX is about the highest BC 375 bullet on the market now that is practically priced. I have been trying to get Richard Graves to build some heavy ULD RBBT but his die maker is giving him the run around so I do not know if this will happen or not.

    If we had a quality 375 bullet with a BC comparible to the heavy 338 bullets I think that caliber would really take off for long range hunting.

    Kirby Allen(50)

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    Kirby, it's funny that you mention this and that this thread was brought up in the first place, as I was getting ready to start one myself. READ my LAST POST. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    BTW, Bill Shehane has supposedly started experimenting with the .408 CheyTac necked down to .375. Read "Big Toys for Big Boys?" at the bottom of this page. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Looks like the demand may indeed drastically increase!!!/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  8. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    I agree 375rum would get real popular with the right bullet available.Something w/a .7-800bc would gitter done and then some.Mike
     
  9. älg

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    Ceg, those Woodleighs sure do deliver some punch. I think they will be great for CQ grizz.

    So a 15 day solo float??? that sounds great.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  10. ceg1963

    ceg1963 Well-Known Member

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    Alg,

    Yep... I have waited a life to do the float in Alaska bit. A great opportunity for 4 species. You are right, the Woodleigh's are a hammer in the Ultra Mag.

    I am going to put them to the test at 500 and 600 yards real soon.

    Honestly though, they suck real bad for recoil on the bench! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  11. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    350 gr bullet, 375 dia, 90 gr of powder.....does that kick?
     
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    350 gr bullet, 375 dia, 90 gr of powder.....does that kick?

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    Nahhhh; probably no more than my .416 Rigby elk load of a 325 gr bullet, 416 dia, and 110 gr of powder. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  13. ceg1963

    ceg1963 Well-Known Member

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    The teeth rattle a bit with just over 100 grs behind 350 grs! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif