looking for a good .375 cal bullet

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jasonshortjeeper, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. jasonshortjeeper

    jasonshortjeeper Active Member

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    So i am looking for a good hunting bullet for my .375 Cheytac. I live and hunt in Oregon and from what i have heard i can"t use hollow point target ammo. I found some 300 grn Nosler Acubond that i got and will try out.

    Does anyone out there know of a company making a 350 grn or heavier boat tail hunting bullet? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a .375, but plan on building a .375Ruger and intend on using the Accubonds (either the 260 or 300, whichever shoots best).

    Let us know how those 300AB's fly. They should be a great hunting bullet for you.

    AJ
     

  3. jasonshortjeeper

    jasonshortjeeper Active Member

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    I should get them next week then i will load some up and let you know
     
  4. learning

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    I think you can get the 350 smk's from Kirby Allen.
     
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    And now I read the hollow point part.
     
  6. jasonshortjeeper

    jasonshortjeeper Active Member

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    Yea i have about 175 350grn smk's but i can't use them hunting though.
     
  7. royinidaho

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    Wanna dump those 350s?? No problem taking animals with them over here....

    Try Rocky Mountian, a sponsor here. A bit pricey but I would suppose that they are good.
     
  8. jasonshortjeeper

    jasonshortjeeper Active Member

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    No i will use them for target and maybe for cyotes. I tried Rocky Mountian Bullet Company but their web site was under construction. I was thinking about solids but i will have to check my local laws first. Where do you hunt?
     
  9. royinidaho

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    Okey Dokey
     
  10. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    We shot some of the Al tipped 375s today, seem to work pretty good, but those things are high.
     
  11. jasonshortjeeper

    jasonshortjeeper Active Member

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    Eddybo


    What are the AI tipped? Can you tell me more about them or where i can find out more about them?
     
  12. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Ed,

    Can you elaborate more on what you were up to with the 375 ? I assume they were the RMB AL tipped ones ? Where you shooting a AM or cheytac ?

    Very interested in this cal !

    DUH
     
  13. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    We were shooting a 375 chey tac at 1400, basicly just doing a little load work still. It is a buddys gun and he was using the rocky mountain 375 grain aluminum tipped bullets. (or mabye they ae 365gr cant recall for sure) I think his load is 132 grains of retumbo with a 215M. We were getting a lot of vertical in the load at 1400 even though it was perfectly flat at 800 so back to the drawing board.

    I posted the link to the bullet manufacturers website above.
     
  14. remingtonman_25_06

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    I'm pretty sure you can use an SMK for hunting in Oregon. Its not considered a FMJ and thats the only bullet you cant use in Oregon for hunting that I'm aware of.