I wanted a shorter barrel more for handiness in thick cover then to knock off weight. I don't need to make a sheep rifle out of it I just want a more maneuverable rifle in the[mostly] thick area I hunt.
As far as shooting a 22" inch .375, the 20" .375 Ruger Alaskan is selling well here.
That magnum Mauser action just seems wasted on a .375. I can put .378 weatherby ammo in the dropped magazine as is.
I may rebore to .416 Weatherby and under load it. That's not silly, My moose hunting spot is thick with brown bears.