Remington 375 H&H

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by mallard14, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. mallard14

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    I am thinking of purchasing a Remington 375 H&H for my next trip to Africa. Can anyone give me some feedback on this gun and if what your thoughts would be about purchasing one????
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    Which model? New or used? The 700 or the 98 Mauser model? If the 700 many will say its no good at least for dangerous game due to being a push feed gun. If the Mauser model, which is controlled round feed, no problem, they are built on Zastava actions, the same as Interarms Mk X and Whitworth rifles. Either will have a very good quality barrel and shoot fine given good loads. More info please.
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    I have been shooting the 700 for to long lol i just bought the XCR 375 rem 700 for my first africa lion hunt changed the stock to bell & carslon and slapped a VX-R 1X 4 shoots real good so far i shoot the 700 on hunts from hogs in fla to grizzly in alaska and never had a issue with the feed but i am no africa expert so i leave that to the rest on here but 40 years of shooting rem 700 never had a issue and i have more than a few that shoot sub. .5 groups happy hunting
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    mallard14,

    I am one of those that are in favor of push feed in the larger calibers. I have owned 2 of the Remington 700's in 375H&H. The last one I purchased was a Remington Classic (forget the year), only thing I did was bought a laminate stock for it and had it bedded. It shot the soft points and solids very well (sub MOA).

    Like sestoppelman said the model 798 (mauser) has had some pretty good reports on it as well. I still prefer the 700.
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    Mallard14,
    Over the years I have owned both push feed and CRF rifles in various makes and models. The thing is that this debated on which is better has will continue to be argued till someone comes up with something new. To be honest from my experience I have to admit that I have had more rifles that did not behave 100% of the time in CRF then push feed. But that is only me and I am sure there are others that will say they have never had any issues.

    Like with most things there are pros and cons to each configuration, and come down to what you want. In my view as long as the gun is reliable, shots well, and you can do your part with it then it's good to go.

    Only my opinion.
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    I see we are still waiting to see which Remington he is talking about. Makes a big difference.
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    I am a gunsmith and have been to Africa.I prefer a CRF rifle for africa because you never know what may try and eat you. It is true that I hunt elk in my home state of Colorado with a Remington 700 375H&H the likelyhood that I will be in a life threatening situation where if my rifle fails to feed or extract are small. Remember the extactor on a CRF rile is stout and large. The extractor on a 700 is a thin stamped metal part prone to failuer.
    Just my .02
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    Hoping this turns into a PF vs. CRF topic are we?:D

    Really , if the owner of either can shoot it and work the action properly, it really does not mater which action. My opinion.
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    I'm not sure which model you are looking for. I saw a 700 classic in 375 H&H as new for $795 at a gun show I thought was very cheep but couldn't make myself buy it as I already have a H&H in a CZ and 3 700s in RUMs (yes I'm an addict).
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    I pretty much agree though would still lean towards CRF over PF for DG. For PG, no problem. Just would be nice to know which he is talking about, too little info.
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    Still no answer?
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    Sorry guys been out of service for a while. I was thinking of the model 700. Most of the ones I have looked at have been the PF. I am hunting Plains Game in July and then will be back the following May for Buffalo and Leopard. I would like one gun to handle this for me. I've hunted my previous safaris with a Remington 700 in
    7 mag.

    Thanks
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    mallard14,

    The 700 is a great platform for the PG hunt you are doing. I don't feel the 700 in 375 H&H would a bad choice for the DG aspect either. Enjoy the hunt and would like to see some pics when you return. Again have a fantastic hunt.

    Then again as big of a fan of the Rem 700 as I am, "IF" you are at all concerned or buy into others concerns about hunting DG with PF then I would recommend looking at the CZ550's, they are incredibly accurate and very well built, a working rifle. I myself don't buy into the debate, I have had nothing but luck with the Remington's.
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    I took 2 700's (one in .06, and another in 375 H&H) this past summer and had excellent luck with them. I'd have to add that I go out west to South Dakota to shot pasture poodles and shot large volumes of ammo each day thru 700's. The only time I have had a feed issue is when I did not do my job with my reloading.
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    I agree the whole debate over push feed versus control round feed is over done at least as regards the Rem 700. Many many tests were run on those itty bitty extractors years ago and they held up just fine when compared to others, even the mighty claw of the 98. My dad pretty much toasted a model 700 .308 ( my first bolt gun!) with an overload of some sort. After he beat the bolt handle open with a heavy mallet, he got the bolt out. The case was in pieces but the extractor had a death grip on the rim of the case and he destroyed it getting it off of it. He sent the gun to Mel Doyle in Idaho for repair and after fitting the new extractor to the bolt the gun was fine. Still old thinking dies hard and I admit to a preference for CRF for dangerous game. For PG its unimportant. My brother took a 700 in .300 H&H to Namibia and did fine with it, no issues of any kind. Conversely I took a CZ 550 in 9.3x62. Neither gun caused any problems.
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    Funny enough, the only gun I had an extraction problem with, was with a CRF rifle.
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    I'll second that ... same here as well. One time event, but it was with a CRF rifle. I've carried a .375 H&H in Remington 700 for a few years now and it has not let me down. It has a different barrel and aftermarket laminated stock, but all attached to a Model 700 action. Spent 14 days, 1/2 of which were in the rain, chasing bears and it performed fine when needed. If you're already comfortable with the Model 700, stay with it.
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    I had a classic in 375 which I brought in 1997 or so. Could never get it to shoot properly. The second shot was always a flyer about two or three inches to the right. First and third shots were always touching!!
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    Remington 375H&H

    As far as I know there is no rule that says anyone must use a CRF, or PF actioned rifle to hunt the bite-backs in Africa or any other place. That is simply a personal choice!

    Having said that, my personal choice in a bolt rifle anyplace I hunt where the likelyhood of runing face to face with a member of the bite, stomp, or gore type animals my first choice would be a double rifle,of 450/400NE 3 inch or a bolt rifle with a CRF action, chambered for 375 H&H are larger! Others may do as it suits!
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    Sooo with all this banter whats your poison?

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