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375 Ruger?

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An friend has a 375 Ruger that he has shot maybe 30 rounds through. Mauser action. I have a Model 70 375 H&H that, quite frankly, I don't shoot that much anymore but this guy is thinking about $400 and it is well finished, no problems, nice stock, etc, probably 99%.

I've noticed that there are quite a few 375 Rugers on internet sites just sitting there getting no bids....nothing! Anyone have any experience with this round? Good? Bad? If it were a 300 WM or 338 WM I'd snap it up.
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$400 would be money well spent if you just have it laying around. If there's a question of "need" then leave it alone. You have an H&H.......the Ruger won't do anything the H&H won't except raise eyebrows and generate questions. More new guns are always better. But you've got the heavy-medium bases well covered already.
A person that buys a .375 Ruger, .375 RUM, .375 Wby, etc. is not the type of person that needs to go get ammo on opening day morning. They are well aware of the situation at hand.

True that!!

He's also the same guy that realizes very soon that he won't shoot much unless he has oil wells or he reloads. :eek:

The person who buys a .375 Wby. can walk out of that store with that box of H&H and still have a darned fine big game hammer..............and a piece .375 Weatherby brass every time he pulls the trigger. :D
The real man would just buy a .378 Wby hehe
Did you know??

That, in Weatherby factory ammo ballistics with 300 gr. bullets, the .375 Wby. hits harder and drops less from 150 yards on out than does the .378 Wby.??? :p

It's a B.C. thing is what it is. But, even at the muzzle, the .375 only lacks about 475 ft/lbs of equalling the .378's energy. ;)

A real man can take his pick hehe. :D
Unless you're talking about two different bullets being fired, this would be a wonder of modern ballistics! :eek:
That's exactly what it is. ;)

Notice, I said, "Weatherby factory ammo ballistics with 300 gr. bullets".

They load the .375 Wby with the 300 gr. Partition with a B.C. that whoops up on the .378 Wby 300 gr. offerings.

It's not new math. It's old physics. :D
The .378 can push a 300gr to 3000fps. While super impressive, thats probably enough to make me The .375's reloading data says 2700fps for a 300gr. Thats a hefty jump in speed.

With 6000ft/lbs of ME, that's some pretty big shoes for the .375 to try and fill. I think of those two guns, as identicle twins, and one just ate more as a child :)
Actually, it's not hard to get 2800 fps from a 300 grainer in the .375 Roy. All it takes is some AA-4350 and a 26" barrel. ;)

No way to push 6000 ft/lbs in the .375, though. That's strictly .378 territory.
No fair doing the old apples n' oranges thing! ;)
I'm just sayin'........................ :rolleyes:

Take it up with Roy's boys, I guess. They're the ones who loaded apples in one round and oranges in the other. :D
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