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now I need to get the dies and brass so I can go shoot it
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sisyphus wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:46 pm now I need to get the dies and brass so I can go shoot it
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I umm... have a .375 H&H. It is a wonderful rifle, and I can channel my inner Elmer Keith (Kevin's Uncle?) when I hunt with it. It is a handloading proposition unless you are Fortune 500. I take great pleasure in watching other people flinch when I shoot it at the range.
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yeah I was going to have one turret set up for 357 and 45acp, I'll nix the 45 and do 375 instead
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I umm... have a .375 H&H. It is a wonderful rifle, and I can channel my inner Elmer Keith (Kevin's Uncle?) when I hunt with it. It is a handloading proposition unless you are Fortune 500. I take great pleasure in watching other people flinch when I shoot it at the range.
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That's a nice safari gun.
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one thing I've taken away from watching Youtube hunting vids of 375, you don't have to be going to Africa to use one. It'll down a moose, bear or elk, but I was most struck by the effect on deer and hogs. You won't be following any blood trails to find your game with a 375. They seem to drop in place, which seems more humane to me.
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Bruyere_Royale wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:04 pm [quote=Fr_Tom post_id=73793 time=1601852157


I umm... have a .375 H&H. It is a wonderful rifle, and I can channel my inner Elmer Keith (Kevin's Uncle?) when I hunt with it. It is a handloading proposition unless you are Fortune 500. I take great pleasure in watching other people flinch when I shoot it at the range.

That's a nice safari gun.
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I am ready.
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sisyphus wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:17 pm one thing I've taken away from watching Youtube hunting vids of 375, you don't have to be going to Africa to use one. It'll down a moose, bear or elk, but I was most struck by the effect on deer and hogs. You won't be following any blood trails to find your game with a 375. They seem to drop in place, which seems more humane to me.
I have shot one deer with it. I put the bullet through both lungs, so I avoided shoulder, etc. There was a 3/8 in hole on one side and a quarter-sized hole on the other. The deer dropped like it had been struck by a bolt of lightning. I have shot deer with a 25-06, a 30-06, and a 45-70. The 45-70 with a similar shot leaves a 15 yd blood trail that looks like it was poured from a paint can. With the 25-06 and the 30-06, they will look at you like "What do you think you are doing?" before wandering off 30 yds and collapsing. Admittedly the .375 was a sample of one, but I was impressed.
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Fr_Tom wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:32 pm
sisyphus wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:17 pm one thing I've taken away from watching Youtube hunting vids of 375, you don't have to be going to Africa to use one. It'll down a moose, bear or elk, but I was most struck by the effect on deer and hogs. You won't be following any blood trails to find your game with a 375. They seem to drop in place, which seems more humane to me.
I have shot one deer with it. I put the bullet through both lungs, so I avoided shoulder, etc. There was a 3/8 in hole on one side and a quarter-sized hole on the other. The deer dropped like it had been struck by a bolt of lightning. I have shot deer with a 25-06, a 30-06, and a 45-70. The 45-70 with a similar shot leaves a 15 yd blood trail that looks like it was poured from a paint can. With the 25-06 and the 30-06, they will look at you like "What do you think you are doing?" before wandering off 30 yds and collapsing. Admittedly the .375 was a sample of one, but I was impressed.
Good ol 45-70! That's my non birding gun. 🙂
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