Just received my Ruger Alaskan in 375 Ruger. Will be my ”brush-gun” when hunting boars with my Wachtelhund this autumn winter. Bullet choice will be a modest loaded 300 grain Norma Oryx. We will se how it will work.
A. 375 is going to knock boars down without hesitation. I load a 300 grain woodleigh weldcore at 2,500fps for my ruger guide gun. I haven't taken anything with that particular gun yet but the bear in my avatar was taken with a .375 h&h and he didnt move one step. Just buckled and rolled about 100 feet down the hill. Done. .375 are great!
Love mine! It is an older "Alaskan" model with the 23" barrel and laminated stock, it wears a Hogue stock now. It is a real tack driver with 270gr Hornady RN, 300gr Sierras, and 300gr Accubonds. Does quite well with cast bullets too.
I have my first .375 heading to my house in a few weeks to go along with my .45-70 guide gun. I wanted a caliber and a rifle that I can stretch out to 300-400 yards if needed and still has the knockdown power on large dangerous game if needed.
At this time I will not be reloading, however my plan is to start reloading for both the .375 and .45-70 along with my .35 rem.
I have been looking for a new rifle for a year and being a Lefty,they are harder to find so when I located the Ruger .375 sporter in stainless/grey pepper laminate with the 20" barrel I jumped on it. I found a place that had a handful of these brand new. It should be here early July.
I am getting a pair of Warne scopemounts in the mail today, so I loaded up some extra ammo. Will go to the hunting ground getting it sighted in and maybe hunt some tonight.
The sun almost never gets below the horison now.
I've always "liked" the idea of a 375 i just can't get myself to buy one. I can't justify it with the animals i hunt here in South Africa. All can be taken with the 308 and I'm not planning on hunting dangerous game due to budget constraints.
I just returned from South Africa at the end of May. I used a .300 Win. Mag. only and took down a bull kudu with one shot and a wildebeest with one shot. Those are some of the tougher animals for plains game. Shot placement is much more important than a bigger caliber bullet
I don't know where you're located, but I'd be happy to let you try out my Krieghoff. I'm located in West Tennessee and the local gun club has a skeet layout and is located not far from my farm. We're about five miles from the Kentucky state line and about 100 miles west of Nashville.
I just joined today, I live in Louisiana. I joined mostly because of all of the 35 Whelen discussion as I am now very interested In the 35 Whelen. I have an 1885 Highwall that J.E.S.S. rebored to 35 Whelen