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375 RUM OR 375 H & H?

Old 03-21-2007, 11:09 AM
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Default 375 RUM OR 375 H & H?

For a future Alaskan gun. I am leaning towards the RUM. It seems to shoot as flat as a 270 and the H&H has a trajectory of about a 30-06. I reload everything so ammo is no problem. Any opinions?
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:14 AM
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I think you should get the regular 375 H&H, 'cause if you go to Alaska or Africa with the RUM, you'll never find ammunition for it there near the field.

Unless you adore recoil that knocks the snot out of your nose, get the H&H, 'cause the H&H will hit you bad anyway, and the RUM will do much worse.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:23 AM
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I am quite fond of my 375 H&H, but I believe either should serve you well. Reloading will save you a ton of money with either caliber too.

What brand of rifle are you looking at?
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:37 PM
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Well I'd preferably like a Mod 70 but thats a pipe dream anymore. If I go RUM I am limited to Rem. But I dont know yet. Something Synthetic, and stainless but not shiny.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:03 PM
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Consider the new 375 Ruger. It match's the 375 H&H with a 20 inch barrel. They should be out soon if they are not already. For myself, it the 375 H&H all the way. Excellent KO with reasonable recoil.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:05 PM
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I would stick with .375 h&h or even better look at the new .375 ruger round. I really think you want a all round rifle,and the .375 rum would be too long/bulky in some situations. My choice would be .375 ruger-same or better permformance in a shorter rifle/barrel/cartridge.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:54 PM
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I think a stainless/synthetic M70 in 375 H&H would make a great "Alaskan" gun. I am personally not confident the 375 RUM or 375 Ruger cartridges will be around in 10 years much less almost 100 years like the 375 H&H. If you are interested in a short barrel, Blaser makes a 19.75 inch "Tracker" barrel in 375 H&H for their R-93 that is a blast to shoot and super accurate.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:39 PM
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I'm a really big fan of the 375 H&H especially in a nice short fairly light weight hunting rifle. Mine is a winchester 70 w/20" barrel and all the excess metal taken off for an over all weight of just over 7lbs loaded with a scope. If you want something for long range shooting 300+ yards I woudl go with the 338 RUM. It is a long range powerhouse with 225gr bullets at 3140fps, settle it in an 8lb rifle and you have a serious long range hunting rig. The 375 RUM is a great round too but in a light enough rifle to be practical it does tend to kick a bit. The 300 RUM with 200gr bullets is another good one for longer range shooting.

I guess it all boils down to where you will be hunting. You can definately do it all out to 300 yards with a short 375 H&H, but when long range moose/carabou/sheep hunting come into play where shots over 300 yards are very probable then its hard to beat the 338 RUM, also the rum will do just as well at 50 yards if you use preium bullets. I like the 225gr accubond with retumbo for 3140fps, very accurate and flat shooting.

If you go with the remington 700 there are a few mods that can go a long way to improving reliabilty, a sako style or better yet AR15 extractor and double plunger ejector will make them just about as bullet proof as you can get. Plus its a pretty easy conversion to make the 700 a switch barrel in 338 RUM and 404 jeffery. Would make for a very interesting combination.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:45 PM
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Hi Gandi:

Of your choices, the 375H&H, easily.

Otherwise, you should look at the 375 Ruger. As you reload, the 375 Ruger is likely to be around A LONG TIME. There are going to be ALOT of shooters that will choose to rebarrel any standard length action (7mm+) they have laying around to the 375 Ruger.If you have a standardaction you can rebarrel,the 375 Ruger would be the way to go.

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Old 03-22-2007, 03:24 PM
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That 375 Ruger looks awesome! I am sold!
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