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375 H&H for elk thoughts.... #14248161 11/01/19
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I have a Remington 798 in 375 H&H I’m thinking of setting up for elk. I’m thinking a 260 grain Accubond. Straight 4 or 6 power scope.
Thoughts on sighting in. If I sight in at 2” high at 100 yds, dead on at 200. What would be my hold for a 300 yard shot?
Only other question would you use a straight power scope or a low power variable?
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I would put a straight 4x on the .375 H&H.

Sight it in for 200 yards and take it out to 300 yards to see how much drop it has at that range.


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When I was prepping for my first hunt in Namibia, among other things, I worked up a very accurate load with 260-grain AccuBonds for my Weatherby Mk V in .375 H&H. I used that rifle and load to take two fairly large bull elk in Colorado. They were somewhere around 140 and 160 yards.

I sight my rifles in at "maximum point-blank range" and run a "cheat sheet" with drop tables that I tape to the butt stock. Among other things, I shot an impala in Namibia at 300 meters (about 330 yards) with the same rifle and load, holding the horizontal cross-hair resting on the top of it's back. The bullet entered his body about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom of his chest. The scope was a Leupold VX-III 1.75-6 X 32.

Hope this helps...

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My “only” elk hunting caliber (hell, my “only” caliber since 1982) since 1986! Your bullet choice should be good, though I would prefer a Barnes 250 grain TTSX. Can’t help you on the zero, as I went to a .375 AI in 1989. We used a Leupold 2.5-8 until a few years ago, when we stepped up to the Leupold 3.5-10. The 2.5-8, would be great for all around general use! memtb

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Thanks guys ! I appreciate the input.

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I've shot a couple of black bear with the 260 gr Accubond. First one was at 306 yards, easy one-shot kill, with the rifle zeroed at 200 yards.

Essentially the trajectory is about the same as a 180 gr 30-06 load. Really doesn't drop all that much at 300 yards and still packs quite a punch. The 260 Accubond is a good bullet. Got the best accuracy with 69 - 70 grains of RL-15 and a Federal 215 primer.

I've used a 2-7x, a 3x and a 1.5-5x on my 375 H&H Ruger Number One. They all worked well.

Best of luck, Guy

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Sounds like a great choice to me. The only thing I’ve ever shot with accubonds were deer with a 308 and 150’s. My 375 ultra wears a 1.5-5 leupold. I think it just looks cool. Seems to me like when nosler was testing that bullet they shot Cape buffalo with them.... can’t imagine it wouldn’t really hammer elk.

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See how it shoots 235’s

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Don't overthink the trajectory at 300 with a sight in of 200. Put it on his back line at 300 and flail away.


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Years ago I shot a cow elk with a Ruger No. 1 375 H&H and it worked just fine (270 Speer and 1.5-5 Leupold). My preference is low power variables on No. 1's - same rifle today wears a 1-4 Nikon.

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The 375H&H is a lot more gun then you need for elk, but so what?
It works SUPER well for them.

I have used one for many many years mostly because a lot of the places I hunt elk are full of grizzlies too. So far I have never had a problem with a grizzly, but so far I have never been in a bad car wreck either. I still wear a seat belt, and I still often carry my 375H&H, because if I ever have a need for such power on an elk hunt I like to have it ready.
Anyway, I have never used the Accubond. I have used 235 Speer, 270 grain Hornady's in both round nose and spitzer, 270 grain Winchester Power Points, 300 grain Nosler Partitions and Round Nose Hornadys, 300 grain Sierra and also a few 300 grain Hornady solids.
Of the lot, the 3 that were "the worst" were still VERY effective, being the spire point 270 grain Hornady the 300 grain Sierra and the 235 grain Speers. That's the thing I love about the 375. In it's worst performing cases it's still very good and in the best ones it's outstanding.
So I am going to say you are probably over thinking this. It's a 375. It's going to be fine

Scope?
I have a 1X to 4X Leupold on mine. It's been there since I got the rifle when I was a very young man. I was 21 then. I am 64 now. That rifle has been shot enough to need a 2nd barrel. I shot the throat out of the 1st one. The low power Leupold is the only scope it's ever had. I killed a moose with it at over 800 yards, and have killed several deer with it over 650 and I even used to practice with the rifle shooting rock-chucks and many were killed over 500 with some killed over 600. With 270 grain bullets the trajectory is about the same as a 30-08 with a 180 grain load and with the 300 grain loads it's about like a 308 (7.62 NATO Lake City Match load.)
So yes a 4X scope is all the scope you'd ever need on a 375 even for jack-rabbit coyotes and rock chucks. Elk are large and not hard to hit for anyone who has some degree of marksmanship abilities. Use the scope you hunt big game with for all you small game too. that's how you become a "wizard" with your 375. Use it..... a LOT and get really good with it. In the hands of a skilled marksman the 375 is like magic in the game fields.

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My CZ with a 2600 fps 270 grain TSX had a five inch high POI from POA for a 300 yard zero.

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I got home from Vietnam in 1970. I still had almost a year left on my enlistment, so the Army sent me to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. I used to spent a lot of off duty time at the Post rifle range, and one evening two guys at the bench next to me were shooting a .375 H&H. I had never seen a rifle that large so I went over and talked to them. One of them had drawn a Wichita Mountains elk tag, and they were told that they needed that rifle to kill an elk. I thought that was huge cartridge for elk hunting and at that time I had only killed one elk (a 5x5 bull with a .30-40 Krag) so I just wished them luck. Now, 34 elk later, I still think a .375 H&H is way more rifle than is needed to kill an elk.

Now, I'm as much a rifle looney as most on these forums, and I respect anyone's choice to hunt with whatever rifle that they want to. Fifteen years ago I bought a .375 RUM for a Zimbabwe buffalo hunt, and I have used it on two trips to Africa on a variety of animals from Steenboks to Buffalo and Eland, but it is way down on my list of rifles that I would use for elk.

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The only reason I wouldn’t use mine is that it’s too heavy.


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Mine was my secondary elk rifle in case my .338 WM went down. Got too heavy for me at altitude. Going to a 270 Winchester this year as the secondary.

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Years ago I owned an early Rem 700 KS MR that was extremely accurate and pretty light. I used it on two Colorado bulls loaded with the 260 gr Partition at 2650 fps. Certainly more than needed but I just wanted to swat something with the 375. I kept the stock and "dropped" the action into a wood ADL stock and traded it off when I lived in Calgary.


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I ordered a box of 300 grain Accubond blems today to try out. I’m going to see how well they do.

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You still need more gun........


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