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Old 04-08-2017, 02:45 PM
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I hand load for my 38/40, 38/55 and my 375. Loads are tailored to the intended purpose. Oh, by the way, I am 82 years young and been shooting since a kid of 10 years. Recoil?? you are the only and best judge of what you can tolerate.
Hang in there, you will make the decision that is correct for you and any limitations that may be present. Bore
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:11 PM
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My question stems from living and working in the Rocky mountains. Is there enough power difference to make me buy a 375? I shoot a 200 cast from my old carbine at almost 2100fps.
My neck and back are still recovering from an extensive surgery a year ago. Recoil is a consideration as I cannot take the big stuff anymore. Breaks my heart to leave the 450 Alaskan at home.....
Would a muzzle brake be an option?. They are suppose to reduce recoil
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:21 PM
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I recently got some heavier than normal bullets for my 375 Win BB 94. I am shooting a 350 gr cast lead gc over 27 gr AA2015 @ 1500 FPS. It is amazingly easy on the recoil, at 76yo, I can't take a lot of pounding, but this is a cartridge I can shoot for hogs. I also shoot this round out of a cut down H&R Handi 38-55, with a soft decell pad and it is fun to shoot again. I prefer the 375 BB for heavier stuff like hogs over the 30-30.....Actually have a 307 Win and a 308 Marlin in lieu of the 30-30 when some deer killing comes along,but thats another story.
I have an alternate accurate load for my 375 BB as well. It is 264g hard lead with a gas check using 37.5g Ramshot TAC. I get 1906 fps, however do not consider this mild. The kick is a bit slower, like a shove rather than the sharp kick of the 200g Sierra at 2275 fps. using Re7, It's a pretty hard shove though. I can put the same 264 gr lead/tin bullet at 1949 fps with 37.5g Ramshot Xterrminator, however that is a bit unpleasant to shoot.
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:55 PM
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I have had good results with the Hawk 250gr sitting on H4198. Accuracy is as good as I can expect for open sights. The Hawk 200gr gave me some issues with the same powder, main problem was POI was way high with elevation as low as it would go.

I've tried the Vollmer 220gr on the same powder and so far it hasn't grouped as well as the Hawk 250gr. I'm going to get some RE7 and see if the Vollmers like that powder better. The 220 is the weight I would really like to settle on.

Also scored three boxes of Sierra 200gr at my LGS last winter. Haven't tried those yet, glad I got them though.
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Old 04-08-2017, 04:56 PM
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Stock design and a good recoil decelerator pad can make a huge difference in the felt recoil of any cartridge. What you are shooting and the range your expecting to shoot at determines a lot. In skilled and patient hands the old 3030 has reliably brought down more game than most rifles. Patients and skill are often the difference in success when using lower powered cartridges. Don't take chances with your health. Nothing is worth that.
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:32 AM
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Thank you all for the advice and help. I'm staying with the 30/30 as it will be kind to my neck. My Ackley version will be my spring bear rifle in Wyoming and Montana with 170 partitions.
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:33 PM
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Worked up with lever evolution powder this morning. 2380fps with a standard deviation of 7 and under an inch for three shots at a hundred yards. And the NOE 200 grain cast at 2184 fps and into and inch and a half again St a hundred yards. I tried reloader 15,4895 and some others but ran into a wall at much over 2350. Pretty happy with the results.
All with Winchester cases, Winchester primers in my Ackley chamber and 24 inch barrel. Cheers
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Enjoyed all the conversation on the .375s, reminds me I need to drag mine out and make some noise!
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Old 04-13-2017, 12:36 PM
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Enjoyed all the conversation on the .375s, reminds me I need to drag mine out and make some noise!
Me too!!
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If you shoot an elk or a deer with either a 30-30 or a 375 big bore in the heart lung area the results will be the same.
Placement of a proper bullet is the whole story..If you want to see a real difference then you must go to a much larger big bore than a 375 big bore..
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Thank you all for the advice and help. I'm staying with the 30/30 as it will be kind to my neck. My Ackley version will be my spring bear rifle in Wyoming and Montana with 170 partitions.
This was post # 46, in post # 47 you mention a 200 gr bullet @ 2380 FPS, is this with the 30-30 or 375 caliber. My Lyman cast catalog # 4 only goes up to a 173 gr in 30-30.
I kinda doubt a bear shot with a hard cast/large meplat 200 gr boolit @ 2300 FPS would much notice or care if it was a 30 or 375 caliber. Either way good luck & let us know the results please, pics a +.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:31 PM
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Oops, it's a 170 nosler at 2380 NOT a 200 cast. Today's test was with a 64 deluxe. The 200s ran up close to 2300 in a standard chamber, however the accuracy load was 2180. This was loaded with leverevolution in Winchester cases with Winchester primers. Pretty darn interesting morning in the high desert
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Barrel for barrel, accuracy wise, with the 200g Sierra - there is no load better for the little 375 BB than 37.8 g of RE7. I started experimenting with this some time ago. You can get a little more velocity with the 4198's and the 1680 and even with t he RE7, but just a little. You wont beat the accuracy though.
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:48 PM
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Barrel for barrel, accuracy wise, with the 200g Sierra - there is no load better for the little 375 BB than 37.8 g of RE7. I started experimenting with this some time ago. You can get a little more velocity with the 4198's and the 1680 and even with t he RE7, but just a little. You wont beat the accuracy though.

I need to get my hands on some RE7
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37.8 grs of RE7.

That must come pretty close to topping off the case. I used 36-36.3 gr's of RL7 & had just enough room to sit the 220gr Hornady flat nose in the case. I never chro'd it or shot at anything beyond 50 yards except 1 deer @ app 75 yards & he never complained about it being too slow. It almost took a step with a broadside behind the shoulder shot.
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:47 PM
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I hope y'all are happy.... Ordered a set of 375 Winchester dies for twenty bucks. Been doing neck strengthening exercises so we'll see
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I thank you bunch of enablers. I'm selling some of my big stuff and focusing more again on Winchester levers. At an active age of young sixties and retired, I'm looking forward to hunting much as I can until the end.
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Old 04-24-2017, 03:12 AM
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Well here is to many happy days both making ammo for and shooting that 375, before and after it's latest acquisition of Venison!
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Your welcome, that's what were here for & it took us ALL to twist your arm.
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