375 Ruger vs 375 H&H
This is a discussion on 375 Ruger vs 375 H&H within the .375 & Up forums, part of the Firearms & Ammunition category; Thanks Eric, I thought he meant celsius but was unsure. Close to 100 degrees anyway you slice it. Woods, no ...
12-06-2011, 04:45 PM #61
Thanks Eric, I thought he meant celsius but was unsure. Close to 100 degrees anyway you slice it.
Woods, no doubt the Ruger will slightly surpass the H&H all else being equal, its just not enough to excite me. The old '06 is another matter. I used to feel the same way as you in that it was boring. But its really such a good useful cartridge and so capable it has a charm all its own. I currently have two sporters so chambered- a BRNO Mauser ZKK model 600 and a 1903 Springfield sporter. Both shoot very well. But have never taken one hunting! Always using something else. Same with the .308, I love it but dont own a sporter in that cal. Have a replica Marine Corps M40, and an M1A Super Match. Both shoot wonderfully. I did take a nice Idaho black bear many moons ago with a Remington 700 in .308. No problems.
12-07-2011, 01:40 AM #62
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I think the 30-06 is the most sensible medium bore anyone can own.
I guess that is one of the reasons I find it boring.
I very often recommend other hunters to buy it because it is very good and versatile, but it just doesn't give me the buzz when using it
12-07-2011, 10:07 AM #63
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I was looking through the latest bullet offerings by manufactures....and it looks like the 375 Ruger is doing very well. Lots of offerings in factory ammo. It seems to be building momentum. It is better engineered bullet. It really should be a excellent plain game rifle...with a edge that it can kill any of the Big 5. The rifles will be lighter in weight too.
I like the history of the 375 H&H.
It will be interesting to see if any other rifle improvement come along? The only thing I can see...is more comfortable stocks that take recoil away better and better power to load bullets.
12-12-2011, 10:29 AM #64
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I did some research regarding the difference in velocities between the Ruger and the H&H, as well as the overall differences.
I have never used a Ruger in the field or on the range...but is 150fps really that much of a difference to say that the Ruger is superior? or over-powered? or that the H&H is step-down from the Ruger etc? Or that either is better? I dont think its anything substantial and ultimately it boils down to what the shooter feels comfortable with; physically and psychologically because these two aspects count a lot when facing any type of game. I also understand that there are certain benefits in the structural aspects of the case of the Ruger but I dont think a wounded Buffalo or charging Elephant will mind if your barrel gets worn down at a fraction slower than 'normal'; how well you hold your nerve and where you place that shot under that amount of duress is what essentially stops the charge!
But, hey...to each his own. I would rather stick to a H&H because I 'know" it and the overall differences between it and the Ruger are almost completely insignificant (for me).
Perhaps people, such you guys, who have tried and tested both in various scenarios see things a lot differently and have an acute sense of the "why" and "how" of certain claims.
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