More horsepower

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by ikeda, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. ikeda

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    I have a nice left hand Ruger 9.3x62 but I want a little more horsepower for my next rip to Africa. So I'm throwing it out there....which should I get, a 375 H&H Left handed CZ, or re-barrel another LH Ruger to .458 Winchester
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    ikeda if you already have a Ruger set up the way you like it then I would go with just re-barreling it, if not then I would go with the CZ all of the rugers that I've owned or shot not including the Ruger #1 need to have a better trigger system put on them or have the trigger re-worked the Ruger Hawkeye in a 300 Win Mag that I used in 2010 had such a hard trigger pull I would find myself jerking the gun and cause me to make misses my PH tried to adjust it but couldn't make a difference.
  3. ikeda

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    I plan on keeping my 9.3x62 as is. I love it and it will take care of 95% of my hunting needs. I am trying to decide between the .375 and .458 for my "big" rifle.
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    then by all means go with the .458 sometimes Bigger is Better!:thumb:
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    The 458 is fantastic, proven, go for it....
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    375 is a pretty marginal increase from the 9.3 If you need more, you need more. Get the 458.
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    Look at the 416's Rigby & Remington the 404 Jeffry and 450 Rigby & Dakota and 458 Winchester & Lott.

    You are looking to move up see if your friends have one and see if you can shoot them.
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    Now this is my kind of thread! Go bigger 458 all the way!
  9. ikeda

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    I would be very interested in a .404 but no one makes one left handed. So I'm limited to the .375 (H&H or Ruger) and .458 (if I re-barrel).
    That is how I got my 9.3x62....re-barreled a Ruger 3006, and it is great.
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    hey bart i agree with you on this one! as has been said .375 not that much of a jump up from the 9.3x62 so go for the .458 then your covered for everything
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    Granite Mountain makes a left handed action appropriate for 404 (or anything else you may want for that matter). You are looking at a full custom rifle, though. The lead time on my action was about a year. They make the left handed actions in batches, so it also kind of depends on where you are in the cycle as to how long it takes.
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    I would say try to look at cross canyon arms they are making great actions for any size cartridge left or right hand. Brad Stair is a great gunsmith that has been building rifles for over 30 years and is a native Texan. As I see your from texas he runs a hunting show called CSE outdoors too. Great rifles custom made at not to big of prices
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    Well I took the plunge. Bought a Ruger in 300 Win Mag. and had it re-barreled to .458 Win Mag by the same outfit that re-barreled my 30-06 Ruger to 9.3x62. The barrel is 22.5" long (1" longer than my 9.3) and it has a very businesslike look to it. It has a barrel mounted front sling swivel and a Masterpiece banded front sight base from New England Custom Guns. I installed two cross-bolts, one behind the recoil lug, and the other in front of the trigger. I'll glass bed the action as soon as I get the stock back from having a real recoil pad installed. I'm looking forward to taking her out to the range.
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    Dazzle us with pictures of your new rifle when you get it all together.

    That should take care of the 5% of your shooting.
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    Being left handed can be a real pain when it comes to rifles! And really expensive!
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    dont know about that royal27 im a lefty with everything i do
    ive only ever used right handed firearms and never once used a left handed gun ive tried to use right handed bows but only ever string slapped myself
    as a matter of fact i cant see myself doing any shooting with a left handed firearm ive been using right handed guns for 30 years and just cant picture it any other way
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    Well once you try a left handed bolt gun, you'll see what a difference it will make. My first left handed bolt was a Savage 110 in 264 magnum. Crappy rifle with a terrible bore but it was a joy to work left handed. It was about the only left handed bolt gun available to a person of normal means. Now I wouldn't have any bolt but a left handed one, and the selection is pretty comprehensive. They are so much more convenient and faster to operate.
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    a mate that i hunt deer with always says the same thing he ussually borrows one of my firearms and has just picked up his first left handed gun a 300 win mag in a stainless /syntheic ruger m77 and only yesterday rang me and said i need to try it .
    so maybe i will but im in no hurry .
    ican see that it would be quicker on the follow up shot but i dont think i want to change
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    Am a left handed shooter myself and just recently bought my first left handed gun handed gun still a little a coward trying too work the bolt but I'm not going back too a right handed action
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    I have a left-handed 404 Jeffrey made by Montana Rifle Company. Took a Buff and Tuskless on my last trip with it. Depends upon how much money you want to spend. Also have a left-handed Winchester 375H&H. Love it, if you can find a used one would highly recommend.

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