If you had Pachmayr recoil pads on both and the Marlin weighed 6.5 lbs and the .375H&H weighed 9.5 lbs - then it's kinda the difference between getting soundly thumped with a 4x4 vs getting smacked with a 2x4. The .375 has more mass, but not as harsh. Both will bruise you if you go to the range in t-shirt.How does the recoil of a 375 H&H stack up against a 45-70, hot loaded from a Marlin Guide Gun?
Maybe. Maybe not.One more thing, you may find the lighter 270 grain bullets for thin skinned game are easier on the shoulder than the 300 grain buff busters.
You never have to wonder if the gun went off, that's for sure.I hear that the 375 is too horrible for some to handle.
I assume you're aware this site has a recoil calculator.....http://www.beartoothbullets.com/rescources/index.htm
I appreciate it doesn't calculate "felt recoil", but it may be helpful for you.
Depends very much on the weight of the rifle in question.Very cool, as well.
The recoil numbers for the 375 are much larger all around.
Tman, I had a Ruger #3 in 45-70 for a while. I liked it and loaded some pretty good stuff including some Poor Man's .458 WinMag type rounds. Yes, being a very light rifle it did KICK with those. It was never the kick that my Ruger #1 in 375 H&H has.You never have to wonder if the gun went off, that's for sure.
I gave up .375's when I bought my first .35 Whelen. But I loaded and shot the two I had quite a bit, and they were fine elk rifles. Recoil wise, I shot a .375 and a 12 GA slug gun side by side more than once. I also had the opportunity to shoot a Ruger No.3 in 45-70 on a couple of occassions. A 3" Federal slug and the No.3 were both harder kickers than my .375's.