does anyone have the 375x39mm(or equivalent)? i'm interested in the 375x39 for deer/black bear hunting.
i was thinking about a howa mini action hvb in 7.62x39 and rebore/rebarrel it to .375". a 200-250gr cast boolit fn gc going around 1700-1900fps should kill deer/black bear out to 150 yards.Hmm you got me thinking. .
The 7.62 x 39 case does not seem to be a very good parent for the .375" bore. Most work for a similar wildcat seems to be on the 308 based case. Don't know the current status, but the 375 Reaper in this link shows a very small shoulder for headspacing: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/06/27/another-new-ar15-round-375-reaper/
The 375 Raptor is another slightly longer one: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/10/21/new-308-based-cartridge-375-raptor/
The 375 Whisper is based on the 7 BR case: 375 WHISPER | Cartridgecollector.net
The 358 Gremlin (9x39) was designed to run in an AK or an AR, but is also great in a bolt action. The little CZ527 is one great option for a bolt gun. It is certainly a lot more gun than a 357 Magnum rifle, but less than a 35 Remington. A Model 7 in 35 Remington is a rifle I've been considering for a while now.358/39 is something that I have thaught would be a great little gun .
Maybe take some taper of to get a bit bigger shoulder.
I imagine it being a very cheap to run and versatile gun to carry.
More punch than a 357 magnum available in a range of bolt actions.
the russians already have the 9x39mm(.355").The 358 Gremlin (9x39) was designed to run in an AK or an AR, but is also great in a bolt action.
You have reminded me of my dream to have a 358/30-30 .the russians already have the 9x39mm(.355").
9x39mm Soviet | Weaponsystems.net
we wildcatted the 358x39mm or the 9.1x39mm(.358), the 358 grendel, 358 gremlin, 358 ARk...to name a few. i was going to rebore a howa mini mauser hvb in 358x39mm, bu ti'm going to do a win m94 in 35/30-30. since i already have the 9.3mm(husky m96 9.3x57) and the .358" caliber, why not try the 375x39mm(ai, i think) OR the 375x33mm(8mm kurz)? the 375 whisper is one too.
all i want to do with the .375" is a close up deer rifle and cast boolits. since i hunt in brush, it will only be 50 yard and less rifle. but i'll say 125-150 yards is the maximum.
The 35/30-30 is among the oldest of smokeless powder wildcat cartridges. It is basically a 35 Remington with a longer neck.You have reminded me of my dream to have a 358/30-30 .
In a Winchester 94 ae.
I was thinking it would be good to have one chambered in 375 but so cases made from 30-30 are a good fit but the availability of 358 projectiles is alluring.