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Weatherby Nation => Around the Campfire (General Discussion) => Topic started by: Chris on July 11, 2018, 06:54:20 AM

Title: .375 Ruger
Post by: Chris on July 11, 2018, 06:54:20 AM
After talking to one or two people over the last few years about buying a .375 H&H I decided to buy a .375 Ruger instead.
I was turned on too another model after I was pointed in this direction. I went with the least expensive route.
I should say that I never plan to hunt Africa because I will not be able to ever have the time off work that would allow me to go and the cost also hampers it.
I will never hunt Brown/Grizzly bears either. I donít have that kind of money.
So you ask why would I want one. Well, because I want one. Thatís all it is.
I can hunt pigs and even use it for deer if I choose too. I can pull it out occasionally and let someone who has never shot one pull the trigger a couple times.
I plan on buying a few boxes of ammo and dies. I eventually will prolly put something like a 2-7x scope on it. It comes with rifled sights which will be alright. More than anything it will be one of my ďfun gunsĒ.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: eford on July 11, 2018, 07:46:13 AM
I buddy got a 375 Ruger, practiced 80 yard shots off a tall bipod, then took a huge Cape buffalo. It was not too much gun for my buddy and obviously did the work on the bull. The Ruger is a fine choice in my opinion and can do the job just fine for hogsor anything larger. Happy hunting.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: terminator on July 11, 2018, 09:02:10 AM
Sweet. Congrats. Just cause is reason enough. The 375 Ruger is slightly faster the H&H. Most people have never shot a 375 of any caliber. You are correct in that everyone will want to shoot it. That is good and bad since they will blow through all your ammo. ;D Post picts when you get it.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: zonie on July 11, 2018, 09:22:41 AM
I know a few people the use 375 H&H on big bull elk the 375 Ruger should be an equal if a person wanted one.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: catskinner on July 11, 2018, 10:01:28 AM
I've shot a few moose and elk with a 375 H&H, and it works well. With 260/270 gr bullets it's very similar on elk/moose as the 338 Win and 250gr bullets.  8)

Rob
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: Blackbear3 on July 11, 2018, 10:12:18 AM
Chris, Congratulations.  Once you get your Mossberg Patriot post some pictures. That's the exact same rifle I was planning to buy until I decided on my 340 Arroyo.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: musicman on July 11, 2018, 12:45:25 PM
The .375 Ruger is on my list, but I do have the .416 Ruger.  It is a stainless Ruger with the Hougue synthetic stock.  It is very manageable to shoot.  On the .375 Ruger, I may wait until I see a good deal on a left handed model, for my left handed Son.  He likes my .375 Weatherby, but it is right handed.  MM
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: grizzly340 on July 11, 2018, 08:27:08 PM
Congrats Chris
Nothing wrong with that at all. I like big guns. At least big by north america standards. I have A 375 h & h but I fancy the 416 magnums or 416 rigby also. I might have to get one someday for no other reason than I want one my self.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: BB340 on July 12, 2018, 12:39:07 AM
Aint no better excuse to buy a rifle than "because I just want one"!
I too have a .375 Ruger. Mine is part of a switch barrel rifle called the Rossler Titan 6. I have a 6.5x65 RWS barrel with leupold 4.5-14x40 and the .375 Ruger barrel with a Leupold 1.75-6x32.
I am yet to shoot the .375 barrel and have not used the 6.5 one on any animals yet. But I will do one day...
One hunt I wish to do is to Argentina for Buffalo, red deer and an assortment of other critters. The switch barrel Titan will be the firearm I take with me.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: terminator on July 12, 2018, 08:27:42 AM
Glad to hear you like the 416 Ruger MM. There was talk that Mossberg might come out with it in the Patriot line also. If so I would sure be in.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: PARA45 on July 16, 2018, 06:27:51 PM
Chris, congrats.  I went with a 375 H&H that I bought from someone here.  I wanted an old classic, and I'm planning on taking this rifle next time I head out to Africa.  ;D ;D

When I went to Africa one of the other hunters in camp had a 375 Ruger, and killed everything from that rifle.  From Impalas all the way to Eland. 
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: Chris on July 17, 2018, 08:14:31 AM
That 270 grain SP from what I have read is pretty versatile.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: Chris on July 18, 2018, 08:18:35 AM
Picked it up today!
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: badsection on July 18, 2018, 09:07:45 AM
Picked it up today!
Good luck with it!   :)
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: Chris on July 18, 2018, 01:55:04 PM
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Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: badsection on July 18, 2018, 02:03:06 PM
Yes ,it works and Nice!   :)
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: DW5 on July 18, 2018, 02:12:20 PM
Now that's a hog thumper! I like the stainless look with the black stock. Interested to hear your personal opinion as far as felt recoil with it....
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: terminator on July 18, 2018, 02:28:07 PM
Looks sharp Chris. Congrats. Can't wait to see how she shoots and your impressions.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: Chris on July 18, 2018, 03:02:33 PM
I am sure its going to be an eye opener
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: BB340 on July 18, 2018, 05:34:58 PM
Like I said about Roger's .375, "That rifle just screams Australian water buffalo hunt!"
Maybe you and Roger could book a hunt for Down Under buffalo. It'd be much cheaper than Africa.... Go on do it.... I will come along with yas too  ;D
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: terminator on July 18, 2018, 07:24:49 PM
A buff hunt with you and Chris would be great Brett.What Outfittter do you use there?
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: BB340 on July 18, 2018, 11:06:06 PM
A buff hunt with you and Chris would be great Brett.What Outfittter do you use there?


Well I don't have an outfitter at the moment. Where I use to go the bloke died and then the property sold. But I do know of several other quality outfitters in the NT. I will post some up tomorrow or the next day when I get back home.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: Chris on July 19, 2018, 04:17:06 AM
I will be watchinging. I have watched several hunts in Australia on YouTube
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: PARA45 on July 19, 2018, 04:42:49 PM
Good looking rifle!  Can't wait to see how it shoots.  I like your idea BB.  ;D
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: Chris on July 20, 2018, 09:48:52 AM
I wonder if anyone makes a rear peep sight for this rifle? Did some googling but I havenít found one.
Title: Re: .375 Ruger
Post by: musicman on July 20, 2018, 10:39:34 AM
On peep-sight options for your rifle, check out Skinner Peep Sights and also XS.  I am thinking that one of them makes one that mounts to a standard Weaver scope base.  You will usually, but not always, have to also change out the front sight for something higher.  If you have some "Redneck Engineering" skills, a Dremel, perhaps some taps and screws, and JB Weld, you can mount many things to a Weaver scope base.  MM