Whatever happened to the 376 Steyr round ? I always thought it looked great on paper and was going to build one until it kind of faded away. I decided not to because I was worried that loading components wouldn't be available ? HD1
The Steyr loading is dead and buried. You can still get brass at a few places so you could readily reload for the round,but it does not add anything to the velocity,reload ability,availability,or accuracy thang. Different.....yeah....if that's what you want. -----pruhdlr
I, too, was interested in the numbers from the .376. I waited to see how it would be received before building one from a Savage 110. I believe it was an attempt to get non-handloaders into a big bore rifle that would also work, with the lighter load, for deer (or similar) as well. Seems the idea, while good in theory, just wasn't practical enough for people to buy it. Personally I think two loads, 225gr and 270gr at the same velocity was a good idea, giving it a dual "personality". Guess I was wrong...lol.
The .375 Durham Magnum is the .338 Win Mag case necked up to .375 with a 35 degree shoulder angle to provide a very fine short .375 Mag cartridge with an overall length suitable for use in the standard actions. Balistics are practically the same as the standard .375 H&H Mag. The following loads were developed in a 20 inch barrel with a 14 inch twist.
235 grain bullet and 82gr H380 for 2825 fps
270 grain bullet and 80 gr H380 for 2725 fps
300 grain bullet and 78 gr H380 for 2580 fps
Nice looking cartridge and short enough for standard length actions. I'll have to take look at that one !!! I'll bet the 375/350 mag probably doesn't offer much more bang than the 375-06 Imp. anyway . HD1
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