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Old November 20, 2017, 12:05 AM   #76
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I have a Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker in .375 H&H with a Leupold VX-1 3-9. Total weight is about 7.5lbs. It's my go to for everything.

I've shot alot of .300 Win Mags and .338 Win Mags and to me the recoil of the .375 H&H to be much more pleasurable to shoot. To me it feels like a light weight .30-06 and I enjoy shooting it. Sure there are much bigger but do you really want to experience the recoil of a .460 Wby Mag? I wont again. I once paid $10 to shoot a .460 Wbu Mag Mk V twice...after the 1st shot I turned around to the guy behind me and told him he could have my other shot.

Many professional hunters in Alaska and Africa say if they could only have one gun to hunt anything on the planet they would choose a .375 H&H. To me you can't beat a cartridge that's been around for over a hundred years and bullet technology has come very far since it's introduction so it's even better than it used to be.

Heres a quote from Hodgon's reloading manual..."Some say the 375 H&H magnum is our all time greatest big game cartridge. Others say it is neither fish nor fowl, too big for deer, and too little for the really big stuff. But one indisputable fact remains: The 375 H&H will drop a deer with less meat damage than a 270 and has probably accounted for more dangerous game up to the size of Cape Buffalo and Elephant than any other large caliber cartridge".

Either way which ever one you choose I don't think you could go wrong. At least you'd know you brought enough gun for the job. Just in case though I carry a Smith and Wesson 629 4" .44mag Mountian Gun with some 305gr hard cast gas checked bear loads in a Diamond D Leather Guide's Choice Chest Holster.
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Old November 20, 2017, 08:03 AM   #77
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"Recoil - the 375 H&H has higher recoil energy , but lower recoil velocity than the 333WM. High recoil velocity gives a punch rather than a push ! That explains the recoil difference."


In my experience, rifles chambered for the .338 Mag. are about 1 to 1.5 pounds lighter than their .375 counterparts.

I've fired several rifles chambered in either cartridge, and the .338s were always more unpleasant, being a LOT more punchy than pushy.
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Old November 20, 2017, 12:20 PM   #78
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I've fired several rifles chambered in either cartridge, and the .338s were always more unpleasant, being a LOT more punchy than pushy.
My experience as well.
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Old November 20, 2017, 08:15 PM   #79
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Very nice AGTMAN
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Old November 20, 2017, 09:00 PM   #80
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