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dfletcher
06-24-2012, 2:47 PM
Does anyone shoot a 375 caliber as their occasional target rifle? I figure no one uses that diameter all that often.

I just picked up this rifle for what I think is a good price ..... http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=290289572
..... and I have a few 375 rifles, but nothing dedicated to putting holes in paper or knocking down steel animals at 300 to 800 yds. Any bullet or powder recommendations would be helpful.

paul0660
06-24-2012, 3:03 PM
.378 Wembley? or .357 mag?

brando
06-24-2012, 3:06 PM
.375 Cheytac HTI (http://www.deserttacticalarms.com/dta-hti-sniper-rifle-chassis.html) and XLR (http://www.xlrindustries.com/evolution-HD.html) with Stiller action. There are some really nice .375 bullets out now and Sierra announced they're doing their 350gr SMK in volume now (no more special orders).

flyer898
06-24-2012, 3:30 PM
I have a Sako LH .375 H&H that is very accurate with a 300 gr Sierra SBT. I load WW 760 for 2600 fps over the chronograph. I have been experimenting with a Sierra 350 gr HPBT with a BC of .76. I load it long and feed them single shot. So far good accuracy at 2400 fps over the chronograph.

A couple of years ago I passed on a left hand .378 Weatherby MkV. It went for $1100 - a steal until you look at the cost of .378 brass. They were $3 each. I decided another $650 for brass and dies made it not such a great deal. Now I wish I had bought it.

Fjold
06-24-2012, 4:37 PM
You can load the new 250 grain Barnes TTSX to remain supersonic past 1,000 yards out of the 375 H&H.

dfletcher
06-24-2012, 4:39 PM
.378 Wembley? or .357 mag?

378 Weatherby Magnum - not exactly high on the list of "target cartridges".

dfletcher
06-24-2012, 4:41 PM
.375 Cheytac HTI (http://www.deserttacticalarms.com/dta-hti-sniper-rifle-chassis.html) and XLR (http://www.xlrindustries.com/evolution-HD.html) with Stiller action. There are some really nice .375 bullets out now and Sierra announced they're doing their 350gr SMK in volume now (no more special orders).

Thanks - I'd forgotten about the Sierra 350 MK.