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.375 Ruger
« 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”.
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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #3 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.

Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #4 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)

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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #6 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

Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #10 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. 

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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 08:14:31 AM »
That 270 grain SP from what I have read is pretty versatile.
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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2018, 08:18:35 AM »
Picked it up today!
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Re: .375 Ruger
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2018, 09:07:45 AM »
Picked it up today!
Good luck with it!   :)