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#4208854 - 07/01/10 Best powder for reloading 375 H&H?
maddog Offline
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Boys, I'm going to start reloading for the 375 in the near future, and am getting the neccesary supplies gathered up.

I'm going to use hornady brass, fed. 215M primers, and a variety of 300 gr. soft/solid bullets. Which powder should I start with? I want the loads around 2400 fps., and I don't want to use a compressed load. I have always liked Hogdon powders, and contemplated H4350 or H4895. For those of you already reloading the 375 are there better poders to look at?

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#4208968 - 07/01/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: maddog]
toad Offline
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i'm running H4895 and RE 15 in my .375 AI.
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#4208997 - 07/01/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: toad]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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R15 or H4350 is my two for my 375 Wby

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#4209105 - 07/01/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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Those would be my first two choices as well, H4350 for 300's and RL-15 for anything lighter. Though good old IMR4895 will also do quite well with bullets in the 270-grain range.
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#4209180 - 07/01/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: Mule Deer]
Savuti Offline
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Yeah, what he said. ^^^^^^^


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#4209188 - 07/01/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: Savuti]
AZ Southpaw Offline
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Never loaded 300s, but RL15 did superbly for me in 235 and 270gr bullets.

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#4209243 - 07/01/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: AZ Southpaw]
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I've had such good results with RL-15 (even with 300gr bullets) that I've simply not tried anything else.
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#4209740 - 07/01/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: UtahLefty]
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+1 with RE 15. I has been very accurate with everything I have tried out of my 375 H&H.
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#4210255 - 07/01/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: jmp300wsm]
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#4210794 - 07/02/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: jorgeI]
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#4211280 - 07/02/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: bigwhoop]
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Jorge...bigwhoop...geeze fellas. Those are some groups!

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#4211490 - 07/02/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: AZ Southpaw]
Mike378 Offline
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Re 15 is the powder likely to give the best combination of velocity and accuracy

Winchester 760 and 300 grainers is likely to shoot in more different 375s than about naything else.

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#4211670 - 07/02/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: Mike378]
dawaba Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mike378
Re 15 is the powder likely to give the best combination of velocity and accuracy

Winchester 760 and 300 grainers is likely to shoot in more different 375s than about naything else.


+1 WW760 with 300 gr, R15 or IMR4320 with lighter bullets.
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#4213739 - 07/03/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: dawaba]
FC363 Offline
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I was able to get good velocity and accuracy from IMR4064.
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#4213834 - 07/03/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: FC363]
Fotis Offline
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RL 15, H414, Win 760 (same as 414)
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#4214106 - 07/03/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: Fotis]
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For me,R15 for lighter bullets: 235, 250 and 260 and 270 grs. IMR or AA 4350 (the only 4350 I have) for 300 grs. But with the 260 NP, the best load is with 85 grs AA4350: 2850 f/s. WW cases, F215 primers.

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#4224897 - 07/08/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: PatagoniaHunter]
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I like H4350 with 300 grain bullets and H4895 with 270 grain bullets. The only reason I don't use Re15 is that I'm trying to minimize the different powders I use in various cartridges.
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#4227755 - 07/09/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: IndyCA35]
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RL15,H4350,and if I were looking to experiment a bit,RL17.
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#4227846 - 07/09/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: BobinNH]
JMeier Offline
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Another vote for R15.

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#4249469 - 07/16/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: maddog]
justy Offline
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Registered: 03/25/10
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win 760.73.8 gr will get u2400 fps.top load is 77.9 gr will get u 2500 fps.AS long as ur using hornady bullets.Or as lomg as the diameter is 0.375

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#4250873 - 07/17/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: justy]
ou76 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/10
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In the 375 H&H I use WW 760 for the 275 BBC...I have used this load to dispatch my NA bears...

a friend of mine likes 4064 for 250s, WW 760 for 270s and IMR 4831 for the 300...
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#4256140 - 07/19/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: ou76]
GF1 Offline
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I like RL15 and IMR 4350.

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#4256240 - 07/19/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: GF1]
logcutter Offline
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I have been told by a guy that pressure checked for the 375 H&H that RL-17 was the best powder for 300 grains and up.At factory velocities the pressure was low and for the heavier weights,his reply was,it really made them scream!!!

Jayco

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#4256302 - 07/19/10 Re: Best powder for reloading 375 H&H? [Re: logcutter]
richardca99 Offline
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Loc: Jacksonville, FL
RL-15 hands down -- at least for my rifle. 270 TSX and 73.5 grains of 15 is like "buttah."
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