20" 375 H&H

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  1. Pheroze

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    is a barrel length of 20" for a 375 just too short for comfort? I saw a full stocked rifle in that caliber. Weight was about 8.5lbs. Looked beautiful but I was thinking performance loss and muzzle blast make it less appealing.

    As I have no life I just troll around looking at various 375's lol.
     

  2. enysse

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    I think it would be okay, the velocity loss would not be huge. It will make the gun easier carrying in the brush. I was constantly getting tangled in the Limpopo with my long barreled gun.
     

  3. greyfox

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    I shoot a 20" 375 (and a 21 " 7mm Mag) the velocity loss int he 7 mag is present, yes, in a 375 not so much.
    as stated in the brush (I used to live in AK) the short barrel is real handy.
     

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    I think the velocity loss would be minimal. If I'm not mistaken, the 375 Ruger is designed to perform the same out of a 20" as the H&H out of 24" barrel. And there is not much difference between the two in same length barrels.
     

  5. ActionBob

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    P.S. wouldn't that be a great gun to put a silencer on?
     

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    .375 MOOSE (2).JPG

    ..here is a pic of mine with a can on the noisy end. You will have no problems, 20 inches is fine for a .375, especially in thick bush..
     
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  7. spike.t

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    pheroze got anyway of putting a photo of the rifle on here? no problem as far as i would be concerned, but then i like short barrels :)
     

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    ..you stuck with one then, my buddy..? :sneaky:
     

  9. spike.t

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    I shoot a Ruger Guide Gun that is a 20" barrel in 416. This rifle has the muzzle break system that is removable if you prefer. Very accurate rifle.
     

  11. Pheroze

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    I don't care for short barrels and full stocks,,,,but that is pretty neat looking! It might be a bit lively though!
     

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    Ok love the mannlicher stock And Iiron sights. Can't put a silencer on that. Even a scope could screw up the look. That gun might be worth just "having". To bad it does not have better wood and finish.
     

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    If you want an effective gun designed to be short and handy, in a caliber engineered to perform in a 20" barrel... get a ruger guide gun in 375 ruger. Only downfall is the less available ammo and it is not a classic. Cost might even be less.
     

  15. spike.t

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    Hi Doc-404, I am looking for a comb raising attachment like the one you have on your 375. Can you please tell me who makes this specific one and where you bought it?

    Thanks!
     

  17. Pheroze

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    I found a nice comb attachment at Cabelas a while back.

    I was thinking that this gun would have to be a project. I think its basic weight is ok but it will probably require tweaking it to make it a better shooter. At a minimum a recoil pad. I am just concerned that the basic platform is manageable. If it is too "lively" then I will be taking on too much. Maybe some weight in the fore grip?
     

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    I like Mannlicher Stocks ,,I.m thinking that little guy would give you quite a thump
     

  19. Pheroze

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    Would the recoil be greater because of the short barrel alone? I ask because on the Zastava website it lists the gun at 8.5lbs. When I compared that with other 375s it seemed about average (some were lighter and some heavier).

    I am wondering if the recoil be less in a 8.5lbs rifle with a longer barrel? Would the 20" barrel jump more than a 24" with the same weight?
     

  20. spike.t

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    Pheroze i think you should just put yourself out of your misery and confusion and buy it ;),and then you will know the answers and so will we :D. plus i think it looks quite nice
     
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