Rhino bullets 380 grains for 375 H&H Magnum

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Hello, as I said in another post, I read an article in a magazine of arms and ammunition Spanish, very interesting from a buffalo hunt in Africa. This article concerns a hunter who uses ammunition reloaded with bullets of the Rhino brand and a weight of 380 grains for the 375 H & H caliber Magnum. The articles and professional hunter say that these tips are a good option for the African buffalo and my question is, have any of you have tried these tips?, Rhino bullets only sells marketing tips or ammunition with this type of bullet?

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I have no experience with the 380gr for 375H&H. Doctari (Kevin Robertson) from the Perfect Shot has mentioned quite a few times that he believes a 380gr bullet is ideal for the 375H&H and big game.

I have used the 215gr Rhino Bullets in my 303Brit and was very happy with them. I would not hesitate to load Rhino bullets for my 500 Jeff as well...
 

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I have no experience with the 380gr for 375H&H. Doctari (Kevin Robertson) from the Perfect Shot has mentioned quite a few times that he believes a 380gr bullet is ideal for the 375H&H and big game.

I have used the 215gr Rhino Bullets in my 303Brit and was very happy with them. I would not hesitate to load Rhino bullets for my 500 Jeff as well...

Well, since this is the hunter who signed the article I read on that bullet.

Thanks,

Oscar.
 

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Oscar that sounds like one heck of a load!! I paged through 6 different reloading manuals that I own & not a one had more than a 300 gr listing!! That should be a Buff stopper if there ever was one I just can't help you out on that question! If you find something out please print it! It sounds interesting!!
 

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Oscar that sounds like one heck of a load!! I paged through 6 different reloading manuals that I own & not a one had more than a 300 gr listing!! That should be a Buff stopper if there ever was one I just can't help you out on that question! If you find something out please print it! It sounds interesting!!

I have references for this bullet weight an item in a Spanish weapons magazine. The item is written by Kevin Robertson and he says is a great tip to hunt buffalo. I will try to scan the item (so I printed) and to see that it is and command you by email.

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I have read Kevin Robertson's article a few different times and find it a lot of crap. He is a lot like Craig Boddington. Use a big gun and big bullets. I totally disagree. Aiming at the vitals is the most important thing....heart, lung. Using good bullets. I think way to many people use bullets that don't expand and go right through the animal...doing very little damage. I like Nosler,Accubond, Hornady Interbond or SST etc.

For Cape buffalo I have Failsafe and Speer Grand Slam....They are within that 300 grain range and I think they will knock anything down. If someone pays for my safari...I'll show you how it's done. BOOM and Done!
 
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When it comes to shot placement and talking about big game hunting Kevin Robertson can be rated as one of the old pro's in the business. He does not need to make money for selling hunting bullets as he is a practising veterinarian in the Eastern Cape.

I would not think twice in going heavy in a 375 H&H round. Heck I am shooting a 580gr bullet out of my 500 Jeff.

I have met Kevin and he is a great guy and knows his business when it comes to hunting big game and talking ballistics...
 

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Article is a story of hunting, but with this bullet (funded by the Hunter) as actor, with included anecdota.

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I have heard good things about the Rhino bullets, but they are not easy to get in Canada, so I have never tried them. On the other hand I have had nothing but reliable performance from the 260-300 grain bullets that I have used from Nosler, Barnes, Swift, Hornady and TBBC so I just don't worry about it.
 

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Hello skyline, I contacted article magazine as curiosity and to know if anyone had any experience with this tip. I know that have chased many Buffalo and elephants with soft and solids 300 grains tips with this excellent calibre . Thank you.

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I have read Kevin Robertson's article a few different times and find it a lot of crap. He is a lot like Craig Boddington. Use a big gun and big bullets. I totally disagree. Aiming at the vitals is the most important thing....heart, lung. Using good bullets. I think way to many people use bullets that don't expand and go right through the animal...doing very little damage. I like Nosler,Accubond, Hornady Interbond or SST etc.

For Cape buffalo I have Failsafe and Speer Grand Slam....They are within that 300 grain range and I think they will knock anything down. If someone pays for my safari...I'll show you how it's done. BOOM and Done!


I have to disagree with your assessment. Kevin Robertson is very experienced and believes in what he writes. I met him at SCI in 2008 and found him to be very sincere, he took time to answer all my questions. His and Craig's books were invaluable to help me prepare for Africa including the chapters on calibers, bullets, and rifles. Craig Boddington's views are different from Kevin's on bullet weight, Craig's tend to be more traditional 300 grain for 375, 400 grain for 416, etc.

I like the idea of the heavier for caliber bullets, better sectional densities=better penetration (of course design and construction play big roles), but only if you can push them fast enough. My views have remained the same: heavy for caliber, premium bullet, push it to the designed velocity, put the bullet through the vitals.
 

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I have to disagree with your assessment. Kevin Robertson is very experienced and believes in what he writes. I met him at SCI in 2008 and found him to be very sincere, he took time to answer all my questions. His and Craig's books were invaluable to help me prepare for Africa including the chapters on calibers, bullets, and rifles. Craig Boddington's views are different from Kevin's on bullet weight, Craig's tend to be more traditional 300 grain for 375, 400 grain for 416, etc.

I like the idea of the heavier for caliber bullets, better sectional densities=better penetration (of course design and construction play big roles), but only if you can push them fast enough. My views have remained the same: heavy for caliber, premium bullet, push it to the designed velocity, put the bullet through the vitals.

The 380gr rhino bullet is very effective on the 378 Weatherby. Loaded at
2600-2650ft/sec. i shot buffallo with this load and the performance was perfect. The bullet mushroomed to 22mm and weighed 371gr. the bullet destroyed both lungs and the heart from a side on shot, from the right, it penetrated through all the major bones and finished on the left hand side under the skin.

Rhino bullets do not mushroom if the velovity is not more than 2300ft/sec. I don't think a standard 375 H&H can fire a 380gr bullet at that speed. The bullet will then act as a solid. I shot through 3 Impalas with a 9.3x62 loaded with 286gr rhinos at 2870 ft/sec. The bullet did not mushroom.
 

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Hi Oscar.
I will be using that exact combo in Zim in about 3 weeks. I'll let you know how it works on buffalo (if I'm lucky) when I get back.
Mike
 

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Rhino bullets manufacture a 340 and 350gr for 375 H&H. I believe 2300-2400 ft/sec can be reached without to much pressure.

Cellular no for Rhino bullets in SA +27823746440
 

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380 Grains to HH375

Hello, as I said in another post, I read an article in a magazine of arms and ammunition Spanish, very interesting from a buffalo hunt in Africa. This article concerns a hunter who uses ammunition reloaded with bullets of the Rhino brand and a weight of 380 grains for the 375 H & H caliber Magnum. The articles and professional hunter say that these tips are a good option for the African buffalo and my question is, have any of you have tried these tips?, Rhino bullets only sells marketing tips or ammunition with this type of bullet?

Mil gracias,

Oscar.

Ciao Oscar !
A fantastic bullet for larger animals like Eland, Buffalo, Giraffe etc. Here is some more info from a Swedish hunt website : SwedishHunting.com

Rhino 380 gr Protected Point

The Rhino 380 gr bullet is an extreme big game bullet which should be loaded at low velocities. I have searched the Internet for reloading data but have not found much. This is one load that I have found to work in my Sako Safari. It could be that a slower burning powder should be used. I might add such a load to this page.

Bullet Weight bc Primer Brass Powder Load V0
Rhino PP 380 gr -- Federal Remington Vihtavuori N 150 65 gr 658 m/s
215 Mag

Easy to get these bullets from RSA you can also check out this website for fantastic good bullets and ammo, NGA ( New Generation Ammunition )
New Generation Ammunition - NGA

Good hunting !
Mike
 

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I dont know how well they work , but getting some seems to be problematic !
Ive had some 375s and some 30 cal on order now for over 4 months. Still no word on them.
Last time I heard they were to be here march 18th.
I guess it dosent matter how good a bullet is if you cant get it !
 

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Hi All.
I returned yesterday from Zimbabwe where I was able to shoot a buffalo and a Livinstone's Eland with the .375 H&H with the 380 gr. Rhino bullets. Bullet performance was exceptional as in both cases, the bullets ended up under the skin on the far side of the animal. I havn't had a chance to weigh them yet, but I suspect that they will have retained 90% plus of their weight. I have brought back 100 of these bullets for Kelly of Skyline fame as we don't live to far apart. I am sure, if asked, that he will give out a much more experienced analisis of these bullets than I am capable of.
Just my opinion based on my limited experience of two shots on animals.
Cheers, Mike Egan
 

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Just a note to all, the Australian made Woodliegh, also offer a 350gn .375 projy.

A friend of mine has been loading these for use on our Aussie buff and he is reporting very good results( when loaded at, or below, reccomended velocities).
He says these bullets seem to slightly lift the impact performance of the .375.

If you think you might need a boost for your .375, these heavier slugs can provide some benifit so long as you don't load them too fast.

Cheers,
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