My first 375

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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.
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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!
 

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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.
 

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It's an awesome gun, yet give an update about your first time experience
 

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I have never owned or shot a bigger rifle than 9,3x62. The 375 gave a bigger push. But manageble.
My hand loads were softer in recoil then the factory loads.
 

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Nice gun.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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@White Man, this is beautiful. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

My apologies, didn't mean to derail this post.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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