375 Ruger?

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by Johnny reb, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Johnny reb

    Johnny reb AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2012
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    2
    Member of:
    NRA- buckmasters
    I have posted this question under reloading but have had no response. For everyone that is reloading for this what powders and bullets are you using. What kind of velocities and accuracy are you getting. All help is greatly appreciated
  2. jduckhunter

    jduckhunter AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    9
    My Photos:
    39
    Member of:
    DU, JSA, NAHC( Life member), NRA (Life member)
    Hunted:
    Namibia, Zimbabwe USA (PA ,WY,TX,MT,AK,NJ,DE,VA,WV,SD,MA,NC,FL,MD) Canada (QC,NF,ON,NT,NWT,BC)
    Sorry I missed your post in reloading. I'm using 260 gr. Nosler part. with 73.5 gr RL 15 and an OAL of 3.330 for PG and 300 gr. Woodleigh softs with 82 gr. RL 19 OAL of 3.300 and 300 gr. Hornady DG solids with 82 gr. RL 19 OAL of 3.290 for DG. You might want to work your way up to these loads, but they are working great for my son and me. Shot some last weekend and both 300 gr. loads gave me groups of just over 1/2". Good luck the .375 Ruger is an awesome cartridge, it should do anything you want it to.
  3. Norwegianwoods

    Norwegianwoods SILVER SUPPORTER AH Elite

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,085
    Likes Received:
    27
    My Photos:
    29
    Hunted:
    Norway, Sweden, England, South Africa
    I am using the 250 grain Barnes TTSX with 74 grains of Vihtavuori N150 and get great accuracy(3 shot groups between 1/2" and 1"). I have not checked the velocity of it yet.
    I had to stop at 74 grains because I had no more space in the case because I had to set the bullet so deep. No signs of me getting close to max loads with that in my gun.
    I plan to check the speed this summer.

    And I also plan to try Vihtavuori N140 next to see how that will do.

    I am also using some 300 grains round nose soft points from Partizan with 72 grains of Vihtavuori N150 that gives me about 1" groups with no pressure signs.
    I have not tried to load it up more and I don't care about the speed, as I just use it for target practice because it is the cheapest .375 bullet I have managed to buy here in Norway.
  4. Arild Iversen

    Arild Iversen AH Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Member of:
    NRA, BASC
    Hunted:
    Sweden, South Africa, England,Namibia, Norway
    I have tried both the Swift A-frame and Barnes TSX in 270 grs with good result, but have come the full circle back to my favourite bullet; the Woodleigh.
    In the 375 Ruger I load the 300 grs PP with 78 grs of IMR 4350 which more or less duplicate the H&H load.
    For me that is fast enough as my aging eyes restrict my shooting to a max of 170 - 180 yards.
    My practise load is with the 300 grs Hornady SP which is very accurate in my rifle.

    All in all...the light and handy Hawkeye African is a rifle that I have become more and more fond of after dragging it around the bushy flats and rocky koppies in Namibia, not to mention our local wilderness hunting moose in Northern Norway :)
  5. JohanvB

    JohanvB AH Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Member of:
    Kaapjag
    Hunted:
    RSA
    Sorry to Hi-Jack this thread, I need to get one of these, Lee Case Length Gage Shellholder 375 Ruger, I cannot get hold of it in South Africa, and Midway USA will not ship to South Africa. Any suggestions? Thanks
  6. DOC-404

    DOC-404 AH Elite

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    1,136
    Likes Received:
    26
    My Photos:
    57
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Poachers.
  7. JohanvB

    JohanvB AH Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Member of:
    Kaapjag
    Hunted:
    RSA
    Sorry, did not see that. Thanks, spoke to the guys and it would seem that there is light at the end of this tunnel.
  8. Bobpuckett

    Bobpuckett GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,841
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Russellville
    My Photos:
    27
    Member of:
    NAHC Life Member, NRA Life Member,SCI, Buckmasters
    Hunted:
    USA(from Coast to Coast and Alaska), Germany, South Africa, Canada
    Johanvb PM me your mailing address I'll be in RSA in 2 week and I'll mail it to you from within RSA. Bob
  9. Norwegianwoods

    Norwegianwoods SILVER SUPPORTER AH Elite

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,085
    Likes Received:
    27
    My Photos:
    29
    Hunted:
    Norway, Sweden, England, South Africa
    I chronoed my load at the shooting range yesterday and the velocity I got was 2677 fps(815 m/s).
    Decent speed, but I suspect I can get a bit more speed with N140.
    Hopefully the accuracy will be good with that too.

Share This Page