I loaded up six rounds, same as I used to test my Alaskan before. 300 grain TSX over 69gr of RL15. You gain 22.6 fps per inch.
African - 2442
Alaskan - 2374
I'm pretty sick, that I traded for an African to gain 68 fps
Its the fastest listed powder for a Nosler 300gr, so I decided to try it with the Barnes TSX. Eve at 78 grains, I cant get the bullet seated to 3.30, it keeps pushing back out. 3.345 is the shortest I can get it to stay. Funny though, because you can still hear the powder shake inside. Yet...
I've never been able to find anyone who has compared the two side by side.
Well, Saturday I'm trading my Long Range rifle for a Ruger African, thats been Cerakoted. So I now own the Alaskan and African, and I will be doing chrono testing the first day, and I will post all the data here.
I've got about $1700 stuck back. So which reloading kit, and I don't need no progressive crap, I'm not lazy.
Lee Anniversary Kit
HORNADY Lock n Load Classic
RcBS Rock Chucker
I really want a digital scale. So help me!
I need dies for .300 Win Mag, .375 Ruger, 7mm-08. And 6.5 Crapmoor, as...
Seems like the payoff would be worth it. Take out both shoulders and the heart at the same time.
You guys tell me why you do use solids or why you don't use solids. There are no multiple tiers of dead.
I've been talking to Barnes, and I asked about loaded ammo for the .375 Ruger. They asked me if anyone else would want it. So I will make this a poll. Seeing that I haven't been able to get back to reloading yet, I would appreciate something other than Hornady ammo.
Just for fun this time, but hey, again it gives me a chance to play with my collection. Plus, people said this was a fun challenge. I believe no one will get all of these, I tried to make it hard.
So, what are they?
I rarely have a reason to get my cartridge collection out. Usually it's only when someone asks "what does a .990 T-Rex look like beside a 20mm" or something like that lol So I figured I'd have some fun. My friend Jeff, that owns Tango Down, had given me a dozen ink pens/stylus. So the first...
Shipping is backed up at all the usual places. Midway said they couldn't get it to me before May the 14th. I'll even buy someone's handloads. Just need 20 rounds to get acquainted with my rifle.
Has anyone used the Outfitter ammo from Hornady in their .375 Ruger or H&H ?
I'm curious how the 250 grain GMX works on Whitetail up to Elk, Moose, and Brownies. Would it be suitable for Plains game on the Dark Continent, or would a 300gr Barnes TTSX be better?
Found this site while reading up on the .375 Ruger. I've always wanted one, and I'm finally getting one. It's a 2007 Ruger Alaskan with the DiamondBlack finish. I've got a friend who is a PH in South Africa, and he wants me to come hunting with him, so I'm getting ready. The .375 will be my do...