Reloading data for 375 Ruger

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  1. Wolverine67

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    So, finally I made up my mind and purchased a beautiful customized Ruger Hawkeye African in 375 Ruger. Now I have to get some reloading data, especially with some European powders like Vithavuori and Norma. I found quite some data with American powders, but they are difficult to find in the stores at this times. So, if someone can help me out, I would be very happy.:D
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    Congrats Trond on a fine choice of rifles the Ruger Hawkeye in a 300 WM has taken most of my animals in africa. fine shooting rifle. If you find that the trigger is a little tight don't waste your money on a new trigger take it to a gunsmith and have the trigger spring replaced couple of bucks is all it takes. I just got my Rem 700 in a 375 H&H in Friday got the Warne QD rings on it still looking at scopes. Let me know what you set yours up with. :D
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    I can tell you what I have tried, remembering, you are on your own when it comes to reloading. Every rifle is a law unto it's self.
    Drop back a few grains & work up..
    The powder of choice is RL17 & is quite probably the very best for this cartridge...WLRM or Federal 215M Primers..
    Winchester Model 70 Safari Express.. 24" Barrel. 1in 12"..
    260gr Nosler Accubond/ 84gr/ 2900fps..
    270gr TSX/84gr/ 2940fps..
    300gr TSX/82gr/ 2700fps..
    300gr North Fork SS/81gr/ 2700fps.

    These figures are rounded off as there is temperature variations on shooting days. An extra 20 or 30 fps is meaningless in the real world.I don't work up accuracy loads in any of my 375s.
    If I hit the 7" paper bbq plate offhand at 100 yds I am happy enough. Practice offhand & snap shooting works for me.
    I am not a benchrest shooter or a marksman. I am a hunter with good rifles & very good scopes.. And I use good bullets. Mostly North Fork, A-Frames & Woodleighs.
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    Thanks for the numbers Beau416. My problem are that American powders except some of the Hodgon powders are extreme difficult to get my hands on...
    Bob, I am very happy with the Ruger. 375Ruger001.jpg
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    Congrats Trond, that is a beauty!
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    She's a Beaut Trond very nice looking rifle.

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