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Old August 17, 2007, 10:26 AM   #1
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375 H&h

Hey everyone, I’ve been shooting a decent amount of .375 H&H (I suppose one shot from it is a decent amount period haha). The load that seems to be doing the best right now is the Sierra 300 grain Gameking Spitzer BT. I get between 1.5-2.5 inch groups at 100 yards with a 1.5x scope depending on if I bring my .22LR rifle to the range with me or not. I’ve got it loaded up to 2500fps (IMR 4350). I’m pretty sure I could do a bit better with more practice but it costs a fair amount even reloading these bad boys and time permitting I only get to take that cannon to the range once or twice a month.
So any loads that you’ve developed and found to be very accurate would be greatly appreciated. Currently I’ve got 200, 250, 270 and a few diff 300 grain selections for bullet weights. I was told it should do the best with the 270 grain bullets but I’m finding that it seems to really like the 300s(then again I only tried two loads with the 270s).

Anyways any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old August 17, 2007, 11:01 AM   #2
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I used to have a Ruger No. 1 in 375 H&H I used the Speer 270 grain spire point I know I used IMR4350 but I can't remember the exact charge weight.

I had it loaded to about 2300 to 2400fps.

I never got great accuracy with that rifle but good enough for hunting.

I shot a couple of deer with it and it worked good.
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Old August 17, 2007, 11:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Nate45! I'd imagine at that speed there wasn't much damaged meat at all? Prob knocked the deer off it's feet though? I'll be taking mine hunting this fall so any impressions you have from your exp hunting deer with it would be helpful!!

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Old August 17, 2007, 12:14 PM   #4
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I never recovered the projectile but I read an article once where the author stated that he recovered the 270 gr Speer from the ham of a doe that he shot in the chest it expanded to over .75 of an inch and still weighed over 220 grains.

It does not do excessive damage it fact less than some smaller calibers.

I shot both deer I killed with it broadside one through the shoulder one behind the through the shoulder DRT and the other ran about 10 or 15 yds.
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Old August 17, 2007, 12:18 PM   #5
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Haha great! I'm pumped!! This year I'll be going big bore hunting for the little white tails-I have a friend who shoots a .243 and it messes up meat like you wouldn't believe. It seems as though once you hit 3000 FPS or above you really start to encounter a lot of nasty meat damage (significantly more than below 3000 fps) and who wants to propel a 270-300 grain bullet over 3000 fps?? not me!!!

Thanks Nate-

Anyone else have any loads or advice?

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Old October 5, 2007, 10:15 PM   #6
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I'm interested in this load as well. I've been doing some studying and am leaning toward a 260gr with H4350 or IMR 4064. The last time I looked the lead was around $1 a shot for a nossler accubond.

It's still far cheaper than buying factory loads, I about fell over when I saw a box of 375 H&H for $49 the other night.
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Old October 6, 2007, 12:31 AM   #7
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Took me a while digging through my books. Haven't loaded for 375H&H for over 20 years. Here's what I used to load:
Speer 285 gr Grand Slam
77.0 gr of IMR4350
2500 fps

Sierra 300 gr
75.0 gr IMR 4350
2500 fps

Both were pretty stout loads, but still several grains below max. I guess anything out of a 375 H&H is pretty stout.
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Old October 6, 2007, 01:38 AM   #8
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I appreciate you digging up your info. That will be my next project. I'm still trying to decide if I want to go for the 300gr or not. Like you said its a pretty stout load either way.
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Old October 17, 2007, 10:17 PM   #9
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375 H&H Ammo cost

A box of Remington Safari 300g A-Frames in 375 H&H cost me $49.00 I'll be reloading from now on, just wanted one box of factory to sight in and measure my reloads against. The same ammo in 400g .416 Rigby cost $180 !!!

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Old October 21, 2007, 09:11 AM   #10
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Don't mean to highjack your 375 thread, but I'm doing the same thing with my 338WM Ruger #1. I'm looking for accurate 180gr loads that will exit at about 2700 fps for use on whitetail. I'm using Nosler BTs. Best results so far have been with 200 gr. Noslers BTs with 1 1/8" five shot group, but I want the 180s to do that. Anybody been there, done that?
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