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Re: Bullets for the 375 [Re: North61] #14067549 08/21/19
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Mine's parked at 35.3 grain of Re7. Seems to do okay. Like I said, I can't see my sights well at all, but I managed to keep five shots well under 2 inches at 50 yards. My guess is it shoots every bit as well as I can aim it. I'm getting about 2075 fps out of it according to my spreadsheets. I mis-remembered that 2250 fps business.

I looked up what Ken waters had to say about the Speer 235 expanding at .375W velocities---just last night in fact and I already don't recall exactly what he said about it, but it amounted to something like "I ain't too sure."


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Re: Bullets for the 375 [Re: North61] #14070850 08/23/19
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These work really well in both the .375 Win and my .375 Whelen Imp;

Sierra 200gr FP LINK

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Re: Bullets for the 375 [Re: North61] #14075268 08/25/19
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I have 200 Sierra 200 grainers coming this week. You know at 2400fps this is treading on the heels of the great 348 and 358 Winchesters! Back from an amazing sheep hunt and back out again next week but I spent some time yesterday testing the 235 Speer lathed back to 225 grain for a bigger lead exposure. Turns out to not make a difference I thought it might and I think 229 grains is the best modification. Also tries starline brass. Good brass but at 10 grains heavier than Winchester it has less capacity. Got over 2000fps with my standard load with 255 grain bullets. Need to cut back about 1.5 grains of powder when using starline.

Bullet test (375 Winchester)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTj1jiPYDPQ&t=6s

Sheep hunt (but not using a lever, even though I got close enough to use the 375) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LVZW9sPg0Y&t=22s

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Re: Bullets for the 375 [Re: North61] #14075448 08/25/19
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Excellent video, sir. I really appreciate your effort. The facefull of water was icing on the cake. wink

It looks to me like flattening the nose on the Speer is a practical solution if one wants to go to the trouble. Expansion might have been more at higher velocity, but a 1/2" slug is no BB. I expect success when I finally get the opportunity to plug a hog with my own .375W. I'd have opted for the Hornady 220s if they were still available and I did not know about Vollmer's offering when I took on the 235s, but I don't think I'll have any regrets.

Thanks again!


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Re: Bullets for the 375 [Re: North61] #14092021 08/31/19
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Those that load the 375 Win with Barnes 255gr, what OAL are you loading?

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Re: Bullets for the 375 [Re: APDDSN0864] #14102045 09/05/19
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Originally Posted by APDDSN0864
These work really well in both the .375 Win and my .375 Whelen Imp;

Sierra 200gr FP LINK

Ed

load?


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Re: Bullets for the 375 [Re: North61] #14108206 09/07/19
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I load to 2.550 with the Barnes. Took out some 200 Sierra's today for the first time. AA1680 seems to offer equal accuracy and better velocities/pressure ration than RL7. Have a fairly nice load at 2300ft/sec. That folks is 356 Win territory! What a nice combination in a 6.25 pound carbine. The Sierra hangs together pretty well!

Final terminal ballistics video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKuUWNMVa1k&feature=youtu.be

Next step moose. However maybe next year as I am going to bed the stock and see if I can get 2" groups out of the thing. So far 2.5" groups but only with the lathed down 229 Grain Speer bullets. The Sierra and Barnes print closer to 4" groups at 100 yards. Probably good enough for a camp gun but I'd like it to do better.

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I saw you had a Williams (?) rear sight on your Big Bore. What model number? the regular 94 does not fit it because of the bulge


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Re: Bullets for the 375 [Re: North61] #14179088 10/05/19
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Sorry I have been out and about!

I used the regular Williams and just filed the base till it fit. However I managed to strip the one locking screw that threaded into the aluminum base. So I took it off and put back on the open sight and will stick with the sourdough front. For whatever reason I am shooting as good or better groups than I did with the peep. The flat topped front sight really helps index on the vertical plane.

I also received some 271 grain hard cast and gas-ck'd bullets from Jet bullets an outfit up here in Canada. They shoot really well! Sorta wish I hadn't bought the mold now. Too many hobbies already and casting bullets will require more equipment.

I am also going on a late season moose hunt down one of our rivers in the big Clipper Freighter canoe with the 6HP Suzuki. 300 KM in the Yukon Wilderness. In front will be my son. He will have his Ruger Ranch in 450 Bushmaster. It's a proven moose getter! I'll have the Big Bore 94 in 375 Win. Some will disagree but I am liking the 200 Sierras and am disciplined enough to do a side lung shot behind the front leg. I think the expansion will help put an 800 pound deer down pretty fast and figure it will put both lungs out of action. I could be talked into the 255 Barnes as well.

Not enough adjustment on the rear open sight to get the hard cast bullets into the bulls eye. Leaving on Thursday. Things are getting a bit freezy up here but it's worth a shot.

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