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#7276750 - 01/06/13 375 270 gr suggested loads  
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I just got a used ( its new to me) 375 Ruger Alaskan. I have some 270 hornady bullets. I eventually want to shoot 260 nosler accubonds but for initial getting it on paper and trying it out I am using the cheaper 270g
I have r15, imr 4350, and 4831.
I am looking for a middle of the road maybe 2500-2600 fps load that is accurate. Any recommended loads to start with?
Also, anybody use 375 h&h load data since the case capacity is so close?

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#7277096 - 01/06/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: dogwater]  
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#7277197 - 01/06/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: kman]  
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I have read tons on how using RL15 is the gold standard in the .375, but that's the H&H. Not sure about the Ruger. Tagged to see what works for you!

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#7277320 - 01/06/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: dogwater]  
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Re 15 is all you will ever need for a Ruger .375. I've had one for about five years, and have tried some others, but they really don't come close.

I'm shooting a 270 gr load at about 2600 fps, which are about 250 fps down from the top -- but then who really cares...

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#7277411 - 01/06/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: muledeer]  
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I use IMR 4350 for practice and Marmot/P-dog use. 81-82 gr and the Hornady 270 SP gives just over 2700 in my Alaskan.

For 270 TSX bullets I use the max listed of RL-15 and get almost exactly the same speed but the POI changes a little. Both loads are varmint rifle accurate with only a 1.5-5 VX-III. I've shot the Hornady out to 400 yds. on steel with great results.

#7279560 - 01/07/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: muledeer]  
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Originally Posted by muledeer
Re 15 is all you will ever need for a Ruger .375. I've had one for about five years, and have tried some others, but they really don't come close.

I'm shooting a 270 gr load at about 2600 fps, which are about 250 fps down from the top -- but then who really cares...

Dennis


Dennis,

Out of sheer curiosity, at 2600 fps do you find a noticeable decrease in perceived recoil?


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#7280455 - 01/07/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: bluefish]  
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Would you mind sharing the load?

#7280745 - 01/07/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: dogwater]  
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I am thinking of 70g R15 and 72g imr4350. Any idea where that would put me?

#7281282 - 01/07/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: bluefish]  
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Some, but no big deal. It still has plenty of action...!

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#7281307 - 01/07/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: dogwater]  
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I load 72 gr on mine, at 23". The bullets are running just at 2650 fps, and shoot just under an inch. I know I can shoot heavier loads, but don't know of any reason to do so.

Dennis



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#7281363 - 01/07/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: muledeer]  
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72g r15 sounds good. That is one of the few loads I have been able to find on the net. I have checked a lot of sights and found either bullets I have listed with different powder or powder I have listed with different bullet weights. I would also be interested in any loads using imr 4064 or 4895.

#7281445 - 01/07/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: dogwater]  
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I've used RL15 for my 375 Ruger reloads, with good success- but prefer the results I get with Big Game powder. I mostly load the Barnes 270 TSX, with MV around 2800 fps, which gives very accurate results.


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#7284523 - 01/08/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: Bighorn]  
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Are Hornady 270 spire points Interbonds or Interlocks?


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#7287707 - 01/08/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: bluefish]  
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Hard to beat a maximum charge of 81.5 - 82.0 gr Ramshot Big Game and a 270 grain Barnes TSX for 2700 fps out of the 20" barrel of my Ruger Alaskan.

#7288176 - 01/08/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: jaycee]  
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I,ll 2nd that load!


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#7288213 - 01/09/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: bluefish]  
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Originally Posted by bluefish
Are Hornady 270 spire points Interbonds or Interlocks?


Interlocks...


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#7313876 - 01/14/13 Re: 375 270 gr suggested loads [Re: bearhuntr]  
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76 gr of imr 4831 with that bullet in my H&H is submoa


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