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Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: haazrob] #14847744 05/04/20
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I'll be in the new owner club tomorrow afternoon. A Steyr SBS from a friend in Idaho, it sounds like fun. I have dies, mags, brass, and Hornady factory loads. The Hornady ammo has 225 gr interloc bullets. So I have 100 225 Factory loads with a few 270 gr loads. I can't imagine needing the 270s unless I get the elk draw in Misery this year. Be Well, Rustyzipper.

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Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: haazrob] #14860929 05/09/20
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The USPS lost my Steyr. GRRRRRRRRRR. It was supposed to be delivered last Tuesday and tracking still shows it left Spokane for where??? Should be Lenexa KS. Maybe in the next week I will be the new owner of a 376. If it somehow doesn't show up I will get a Steyr Dragoon Scout. Will just use patience for now. Buying used guns isn't an exact thing. I would like to get a system started and have Scouts in 223, 308, and 376. Then I COULD sell most of my other toys, right? Be Well, Rustyzipper.

Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: haazrob] #14880162 05/15/20
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My Pro- Hunter came on the 13th. USPS sucking the hint teat. We had to complain to the Postal center in Spokane, WA to get the gun from Idaho to Misery. I'm watching this thread and mining it for data. Thanks to all who contributed. I noticed 5sDad never contributed anything. Bless you man. Be Well, Rustyzipper.

Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: haazrob] #14886341 05/17/20
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I'm going to ask another question. If you guys were reloading for the 376 did you have problems getting the powder low enough in the case to seat the bullet? Did you use a drop tube? I tried putting the load of IMR4895 in the case for a 235 gr. Speer Semispitzer. There was only about 1/8" left in the case. I poured the powder back into the can and came back for more research. TIA and Be Well, Rustyzipper.

Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14887052 05/17/20
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Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
I would like to get a system started and have Scouts in 223, 308, and 376.




What? No .243, .7mm-08, and 6.5 Creedmoor versions? ?

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Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: haazrob] #14887495 05/18/20
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Nope! Be Well, Rustyzipper.

Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14888221 05/18/20
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Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
I'm going to ask another question. If you guys were reloading for the 376 did you have problems getting the powder low enough in the case to seat the bullet? Did you use a drop tube? I tried putting the load of IMR4895 in the case for a 235 gr. Speer Semispitzer. There was only about 1/8" left in the case. I poured the powder back into the can and came back for more research. TIA and Be Well, Rustyzipper.

Dropping the charge into the case, then touching the case rim to a vibrating tumbler for a few seconds will usually settle the powder charge a bit.


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Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: haazrob] #14890039 05/18/20
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Thanks Okie John. Be Well, Rustyzipper.

Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: 458Win] #14894466 05/20/20
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Sounds like a 9.3x62 to me. Only advantage I see is increased magazine capacity without the belt. Not one to talk though as I have a 358 win, 9x56 35 Whelen, 9.3x62, and a 35 rem. Pretty much a medium bore who're myself. When you absolutely positively need it dead right now, these are the calibers I trust to get it done.


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Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: geedubya] #14894479 05/20/20
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By your screen name you must be a John Wayne fan. I am a like minded hunter. I think many small bore aficianendos just entering the mid bore group make the mistake of chasing the highest fps they can obtain not realizing that is not the mid-bores realm. They make big holes in and out and give a large shock. They don't destroy a lot of meat and generally leave a short blood trail. All without the sharp recoil of magnums cartridges.I even practice on woodchuck and chipmunk with them!


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Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: haazrob] #14901273 05/22/20
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I have in the past covered the case mouth and tapped the case on the wood bench top. But the tumbler trick should help. I have never been comfortable with the compressed charges. I'm not actually chasing velocity just using a middle of the road charge. Halfway between the high and low charge is my own self imposed max charge. Example, if the start charge is 40 and the max charge is 44 then MY max is 42 gr. Just saying. That way I am closer to safe and sometimes the start load is quite accurate and my go to for that bullet. I have some medium bores. The 376 is my largest medium bore right now. I have an FN that is in line to get 400 whelenized in a bit. Thanks for all the advice. Be Well, Rustyzipper.

Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: haazrob] #14902295 05/22/20
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The case cleaner was just the thing. The powder started out with 66.2 gr and only.160 to the top. After shaking it there was .238". That was enough to seat the bullet and not crush powder. I used my Corbin cannelure tool and made a good gripping surface to crimp onto. No crunching sounds or extra resistance to seating. They were seated to a COAL of 3.1" for the magazine. Thanks for the idea. Be well, Rustyzipper.

Re: What are your thoughts on the .376 Steyr? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14912351 05/26/20
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Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
My Pro- Hunter came on the 13th. USPS sucking the hint teat. We had to complain to the Postal center in Spokane, WA to get the gun from Idaho to Misery. I'm watching this thread and mining it for data. Thanks to all who contributed. I noticed 5sDad never contributed anything. Bless you man. Be Well, Rustyzipper.


I'm glad that showed up. Irritating as can be when that happens.


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