Best Controlled Feed Action???

TangoOscarMike

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I have been thinking a lot about building a rifle in .375 Ruger. I had thought about just going with the Ruger Hawkeye Alaskan, but I'm not sure that I am fond of the integrated scope mounts and I am not a fan of the 20 inch barrel.

I looked at the BigHorn Arms TL3 and thought it was pretty nice. I am looking for the best controlled feed action that will be suited for the .375 Ruger cartridge. I figured that going with a custom gun over the mass produced variety would give me better accuracy and a slicker bolt should I need to cycle another round in a hurry.

Thanks for all of the input.

Oh, and stock recommendations for said action would be great too.

And because I know someone will ask, I plan on using this rifle for the bigger game in North America. I'm thinking bears and moose. I would believe that all of my shots will be inside 300 yards and I will probably be carrying this rifle around with me on some hunts.
 

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Montana Rifles makes a pretty smooth action for a factory rifle. I have an X2 in 7mm Rem. Not a fan on the new aluminum bottom metal on the X3 though, color doesn’t match the SS barrel and action.I know they chamber for 375 H&H not sure about the Ruger cartridges.
 

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I’m a big fan of building hunt specific rifle and cartridges, or simply run an 06. Having spent more time in Alaska’s alders than most I wonder why you would not go with a 20” barrel? I my mind the principal advantage of the 375 Ruger compared to a .375H&H (this from a guy who lopped four inches off a pre 64 safari grade .375)
 

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I’m a big fan of building hunt specific rifle and cartridges, or simply run an 06. Having spent more time in Alaska’s alders than most I wonder why you would not go with a 20” barrel? I my mind the principal advantage of the 375 Ruger compared to a .375H&H (this from a guy who lopped four inches off a pre 64 safari grade .375)
I understand what you're saying. I just hate leaving zip and horsepower on the table. All of my hunting rifles wear a 24" or 26" barrel. The only one that doesn't is my 1895 and I kind of regret going with the guide gun.

I had a 375 H&H CZ550 and I think it had a 23" pipe if I remember correctly. It felt pretty good to me.

I may end up going with the shorter barrel. I don't know. This is all preliminary scouting around.
 

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I have been thinking a lot about building a rifle in .375 Ruger. I had thought about just going with the Ruger Hawkeye Alaskan, but I'm not sure that I am fond of the integrated scope mounts and I am not a fan of the 20 inch barrel.

I looked at the BigHorn Arms TL3 and thought it was pretty nice. I am looking for the best controlled feed action that will be suited for the .375 Ruger cartridge. I figured that going with a custom gun over the mass produced variety would give me better accuracy and a slicker bolt should I need to cycle another round in a hurry.

Thanks for all of the input.

Oh, and stock recommendations for said action would be great too.

And because I know someone will ask, I plan on using this rifle for the bigger game in North America. I'm thinking bears and moose. I would believe that all of my shots will be inside 300 yards and I will probably be carrying this rifle around with me on some hunts.
Consider Kimber. M70 Winchester clone. Some smiths say the action normally is good as is with very little work to true it up for a custom job.
 

TangoOscarMike

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Consider Kimber. M70 Winchester clone. Some smiths say the action normally is good as is with very little work to true it up for a custom job.
That Talkeetna looks like one heck of a rifle. It doesn't come in 375 Ruger though...just the H&H. They are very nice looking guns though.

And having had a few of their 1911s over the years I can say that I thoroughly enjoy Kimber's work with lead slingers.
 

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That Talkeetna looks like one heck of a rifle. It doesn't come in 375 Ruger though...just the H&H. They are very nice looking guns though.

And having had a few of their 1911s over the years I can say that I thoroughly enjoy Kimber's work with lead slingers.
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