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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 don’t have that kind of money.
So you ask why would I want one. Well, because I want one. That’s 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 “fun guns”.
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)

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.