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#12147534 - 07/15/17 Ruger 375 Alaskan Rifle  
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I'm on the hunt for a Ruger Alaskan 375 with the 20inch barrel. Does anyone have one here? Opinions? How's the Ammo availability?

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If your a lefty CDNN has them for $599. Don't know about right handed.

#12147663 - 07/15/17 Re: Ruger 375 Alaskan Rifle [Re: DrDeath]  
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And my Zimbabwe PH says its a great cartridge for his clients hunting ele,lion,buff. Ammo is available even in Zim(super expensive but available if you lost yours)

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Need a righty

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I killed a nice grizzly bear this June in AK. I used factory ammo Hornady 270 grain. Hornady makes 375 Ruger ammo. 270 grain interlock, 300 Dangerous game and 300 grain solids. I think Swift is also making 300 A frames. Factory ammo is expensive----you can handload it in anything you want.

#12150177 - 07/16/17 Re: Ruger 375 Alaskan Rifle [Re: DrDeath]  
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There's one in the classifieds.



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#12150262 - 07/16/17 Re: Ruger 375 Alaskan Rifle [Re: DrDeath]  
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I have a 20" Alaskan that I put a McMillan hunter stock on. It is one on my favorite moose hunting rifles. I currently handload 270 grain Barnes TSX for it. I have used factory loaded Double Tap ammo with the 270 TSX, no complaints. I see Swift loads for it now, I think Nosler does also, and there were a couple of the smaller companies that did also.
I also have a 20" Alaskan in the 416 Ruger. I have hunted with it with the factory stock and it too works well for moose and the normally very wet weather that goes with the season.
The 20" barrels to me, are pretty handy in tight quarters.
I really like the 375 Ruger cartridge and have another Ruger stainless rifle with an aftermarket 23.5" barrel and McMillan classic stock.


Originally Posted by DrDeath
I'm on the hunt for a Ruger Alaskan 375 with the 20inch barrel. Does anyone have one here? Opinions? How's the Ammo availability?

#12150752 - 07/17/17 Re: Ruger 375 Alaskan Rifle [Re: DrDeath]  
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I've no need for anything that big, but I think it's just a great cartridge; one that will become a standard in time. A Number 1 loaded down to .38/55 or .375 Win would be a great woods rifle.


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#12152189 - 07/17/17 Re: Ruger 375 Alaskan Rifle [Re: DrDeath]  
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Originally Posted by DrDeath
I'm on the hunt for a Ruger Alaskan 375 with the 20inch barrel. Does anyone have one here? Opinions? How's the Ammo availability?


I have the guide gun version, basically the same thing. It's a touch heavy. My biggest gripe is that now I don't have a legitimate reason to buy another hunting rifle. It's hard to not love a rifle that's 9 lbs with scope, 40 inches oal, strong action, resilient to tough environments, and can still get 2,000 ft-lbs at 500 yards. And it only cost me $650. I do like the new FTW configurations though.

The ammo situation is probably the non-hand loaders limiting factor. Hornady's ammo is good and you can get it online easily enough at 375 H&H prices but it really is a hand loader's cartridge.

What are you hunting? If dedicated for bear, you may want to just go up to a true big bore.

#12153838 - 07/18/17 Re: Ruger 375 Alaskan Rifle [Re: DrDeath]  
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Here is one listed on a site that I frequent.........

http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5451078981/m/7851084332

I have Alaskans in .375 and .416. Killed a lot of stuff with them , two of my favorites!

P.S. The wolf in my avatar was shot with the .375 smile


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#12154489 - 07/18/17 Re: Ruger 375 Alaskan Rifle [Re: DrDeath]  
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Originally Posted by DrDeath
I'm on the hunt for a Ruger Alaskan 375 with the 20inch barrel. Does anyone have one here? Opinions? How's the Ammo availability?



Saw this over on Rugerforum (not my rifle)

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=257511


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#12154492 - 07/18/17 Re: Ruger 375 Alaskan Rifle [Re: DrDeath]  
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Awesome rifles--even better when you replace that clubby, sticky Hogue.

I've found ammo easy to find but factory is $3+/rd. I got in on the Midway/Hornady 270 RN close out and stocked up for ridiculous prices. I Load up a bunch of 'mild' loads at ~2600 fps for practicing with the express sights. It's one slick rifle. Google Phil Shoemaker's article about it.


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#12154650 - 07/18/17 Re: Ruger 375 Alaskan Rifle [Re: DrDeath]  
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I like the rifle but it needs a different stock.

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Wow Mojo, I'll bet those boat paddle stocks (even with aftermarket recoil pads) will rattle your teeth! smile Did you have to open up the barrel channel to get them to fit? I have several of those stocks but I really like the Hogue's so am leaving it alone for now, but I have always thought fitting my .416 in one for an ultra light, open sight, carry rifle would be pretty cool!


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Actually, they aren't bad at all...from field positions. I do little to no bench shooting anymore as I've gone to open sights. Even with the thin comb they really don't clobber you at all and (with my face, anyway) line up quite well with the express sights. Obviously, you want to make sure it's in your shoulder properly or you'll notice! laugh

My buddy and I have fired both handloads and the Superformance 270 grainers which are pretty dang hot. Matter of fact, my buddy got his first and I remember thinking 'why in gods name would you want a 20" .375--it's gonna be brutal on recoil and muzzle blast--nope, I shot his and had to go get my own! Mine weighs 7 lbs 6 oz in the boat paddle.

I was able to find two boat paddles in the mag contour so it was a straight drop in. I also bought a regular LA stock that I'll open up for my African.


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Originally Posted by JCS271
Wow Mojo, I'll bet those boat paddle stocks (even with aftermarket recoil pads) will rattle your teeth! smile Did you have to open up the barrel channel to get them to fit? I have several of those stocks but I really like the Hogue's so am leaving it alone for now, but I have always thought fitting my .416 in one for an ultra light, open sight, carry rifle would be pretty cool!



As an aside, if you have any thoughts about making a deal regarding one of your boat paddles, I've got the original Hogue. Just a thought.


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