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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."

Bingo.

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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Thank you!
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Old April 5, 2018, 10:40 AM   #81
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I ended up getting a 338 378 in an accumark with Nightforce atacr scope
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Old April 5, 2018, 01:35 PM   #82
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I ended up getting a 338 378 in an accumark with Nightforce atacr scope
Well that's one way to do it, enjoy that beast!
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Old April 5, 2018, 04:10 PM   #83
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If you can afford to go to Alaska and hunt deer and brown bear you can afford any rifle you want. In as much as I can't afford to hunt Alaska in the first place, my 30-06 is all I need. I did live in Alaska a couple years and my big rifle was a 308! I wouldn't give a though to using my 30-06 on a brown bear. Reason being I've had two 338 mag's years back and I shoot better without the recoil! If a cartridge for such a tuff animal come's down to a bunch of recoil and adequate with the right bullet, I'll take adequate every time.
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Old April 5, 2018, 04:46 PM   #84
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Own both a 375 h&h and a 340 Weatherby. Had a 338 and turned it over for the 340. Both do a fine job and have used both for various AK and African game. MUCH prefer the 340 paired with a 458 Lott
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Old April 5, 2018, 06:32 PM   #85
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Wow, awesome semi-necro thread!
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Old April 8, 2018, 12:29 PM   #86
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I like my .338 Winchester Magnum a lot (I use the Savage brake system on the "on" position and double hearing protection when shooting from the bench; "off" when hunting) and never thought the recoil to be excessive. I have heard (never shot one) from more than a couple of people and sources that the .340 Weatherby Magnum kicks significantly more (at least in terms of "perception") than the .338, everything else being as equal as practical. Anybody here found that to be true-or not? Having had both, what was your experience/opinion, Scoits?
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Old April 13, 2018, 07:27 AM   #87
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Never go full necro!

I ended up with a .375 RUM.
Instant dinosaur!

Familiar Remington 700 BDL.
Cool cartridge with a bit of brutality at both ends.

Fun to shoot a few rounds and then stop.
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