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#7164397 - 12/09/12 08:06 PM which 375
dubya Offline
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For awhile now I've been curious of the .375 bullet, but to be honest (and a little embarrassed), i haven't bought one because i was a bit worried about the recoil. After talking to multiple members who have and use 375 HH mags ive decided that it won't be too bad. I have a M70 Extreme Weather in 338 win mag and am not bothered by its recoil too much and most guys say the 375 is similar, if not better, than the 338 winny in the recoil department.

Anyway, I've narrowed it down to 4 rifles. My favorite rifles are my Kimber Montana's and Model 70's. Of the four i listed which would you choose, and ehy? Thanks ahead fellas!
* Kimber Talkeetna - 375 H&H mag ~$1,700
* Winchester M70 Alaskan stainless laminate - 375 H&H mag ~$1,300
* Ruger M77 Alaskan stainless & synthetic - 375 Ruger ~$1,000
* Kimber Caprivi - 375 H&H mag ~ $2,500 (least likely but its sooo purdy!)

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#7164408 - 12/09/12 08:08 PM Re: which 375 [Re: dubya]
ingwe Offline
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FWIW I MUCH rather shoot a .375 H&H than a .338 Win...the recoil is more user freindly...
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#7164492 - 12/09/12 08:34 PM Re: which 375 [Re: ingwe]
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I have had 7 rifles in .375H&H, have 2 now and 13 in .338WM, have 6 now, my impression is that the .338WM "kicks" LESS then the old "ouch and ouch". However, they are both quite easy to learn to shoot well and both are quite accurate, with NP handloads.

From your list, my choice, hands down, would be the Mod. 70 Alaskan and then, I would proceed to customize it a bit, to have a 4+1 synthetic stocked rifle for all seasons and all reasons.

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#7164619 - 12/09/12 09:58 PM Re: which 375 [Re: kutenay]
dubya Offline
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Yeah i think ill be selling the EW 338 winny and putting the money towards a 375. My hunting buddy has been bugging me since i bought it to sell it to him so ill send it packing. I have another .338 anyway, a Montana in 338 federal which will basically do what the mag will within 250 yards but without being able to shoot the heavy bullets. I like the 200 grain federal trophy copper loads anyway.

The two im really trying to decide between are the M70 and the Talkeetna. I think I'm going to end up with the talkeetna in 375 because Winchester has the Cabelas special edition (50th anniversary i believe) M70 supergrade in 458 win mag and if work is busy this coming season (concrete work) ill probably pick one of them up too. That will just be a safe queen though smile

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#7166804 - 12/10/12 03:04 PM Re: which 375 [Re: dubya]
MileHighShooter Offline
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Registered: 06/16/12
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Loc: Thornton, CO
I'd get the Winchester and then upgrade the stock. You'll be in the same ball park as the Kimber but it'll have that personal touch. Or just leave it as is and spend the extra 400$ towards glass

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#7167882 - 12/10/12 06:37 PM Re: which 375 [Re: MileHighShooter]
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three seventy six
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#7176388 - 12/12/12 06:53 PM Re: which 375 [Re: ringworm]
krummarine Offline
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375 Ruger; bombproof; only way to go. It's going to bury the 375 H&H.

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#7176919 - 12/12/12 09:01 PM Re: which 375 [Re: krummarine]
dubya Offline
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Originally Posted By: krummarine
375 Ruger; bombproof; only way to go. It's going to bury the 375 H&H.


Im going to take a wild guess and say you're going to take a little heat for that one!

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#7176974 - 12/12/12 09:26 PM Re: which 375 [Re: ingwe]
bsa1917hunter Offline
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Originally Posted By: ingwe
FWIW I MUCH rather shoot a .375 H&H than a .338 Win...the recoil is more user freindly...


+1, make mine the Winchester model 70 too.... grin cool
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#7177221 - 12/13/12 04:20 AM Re: which 375 [Re: bsa1917hunter]
krummarine Offline
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lol!; just my way of poking the old bears on this site.

Really, the Ruger comes with a 20" barrel, iron sights, CRF action and ugly, but very functional stock.

all this shooting a cartridge in a standard magnum action, faster and more efficient than the old "geezer" H&H.

Really? easy choice.

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