What's better for north American game? I have a hell of a deal on a 375 h&h browning. But part of me believes when I leave Alaska a 300 is a better gun? So for whitetail mule dear and elk what is better a 300 or a 375 and why?
All the Browning 375's I have seen have been to light for the caliber. Recoil would likely get your attention.
Other than that, you can get a 375 H&H to mimic 30-06 ballistics so it can work
You can certainly use factory ammo. If you order on line you can find loads with bullets as light at 235 Grains. But for easy to find stuff I would just go with 270 grain for North America and 300 grain for Africa.I would have to use store bought because reloading equipment is heavy and I am restricted on weight everytime I move.
308, 30-06, 300WM all work fine on antelope, any deer, black bear, elk, hogs, moose and probably, though I haven’t taken one, lower 48 grizzly.
There are excellent factory loads reasonably priced for all. With Handloads in my experience, the 30-06 is the best from suppressed, learner loads to 200gr dark timbered moose and elk loads. They all work in Africa up to and including kudu, Wildebeest and tough old zebra. Eland you should have a bigger gun I think, although if that’s all I had, I’d go for it with a good premium bullet.
JMO from a few years experience.
I have both. Whitetail and Mule deer are not that hard to kill. Since the late 70s, my favorite deer rifle is my .257 Ackley. It is flat shooting, plenty of energy, and low recoil.What's better for north American game? I have a hell of a deal on a 375 h&h browning. But part of me believes when I leave Alaska a 300 is a better gun? So for whitetail mule dear and elk what is better a 300 or a 375 and why?