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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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I seriously doubt if you could even get ammo for that .375 - Ruger in Africa! Today we have become bombbarded with many new calibers but few will make the grade and stick around for another 40 or 50 years I suspect.

I have a .375H&H and the .375-Weatherby and to tell you the truth, I seldom ever shoot a 270 grain bullet out of either over the velocity of 2350fps. Now that .375-Wby will climb the ladder and when you push it above 2500fps, it does get real cantankerous in a big hurry.:eek:
Let's face facts shall we, I can go to most any gunstore and purchase a box of .375H&H ammo and you will find out that the .375-Ruger is not on the shelves. It also dishes out more recoil to the shoulder and the .375H&H is just about all the recoil most hunters want period in a hunting rifle. I have found my .375H&H to be enjoyable shootng 270 or 260 grain bullets at 2400fps, above that figure the OUCH thing starts to appear on my upper torso.:eek:;)
I have never been able to get 2700fps out of my .375H&H rifle, 2630fps yes but that recoil really gets ones attention after you pass the 2500fps mark. The .375-Ruger on the other hand will top better than 2900fps with compressed loads.
It then jumps over 15% difference in felt recoil and that is more than enough to break the camels back. The finding of a particular caliber in the big cities is doable but most hunters don't get to browse around Joberg (I sure would not looking for ammo) maybe Pretoria perhaps. I just visited our local store this afternoon and No .375 Remington Ultra mag, nor any .375 Ruger either, just 4 boxes .375H&H ammo, 3 of Winchester and 1 box of Federal in the 270 grn bullet.
Matchbox99, I was not referring to opening day! It is when the friggin airlines lose your luggage and you end up in JO-Berg with NO AMMO!!! Then again it could be the Cape, you out looking for something that is supposed to be there and is not. I know of a man who took his .300 WSM to Africa and then found out there was no ammo for the rifle. No body had any .300 WSM according to his PH. So he was stuck borrowing a rifle for his plains game hunt.
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