The .375 Holland & Holland Flanged Magnum

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Thanks Gareth.
Yes similar Withold, just a bit more powerful so it gets to the legal limit in most countries. Very good looking round too, looks ‘right’. I bought up the last of the Bertrams brass in Johannesburg, trying to find a few boxes of Norma PH factory loads, but like hens teeth here.
 

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I'm inquiring with Krieghoff about their .375 Flgd Mag NE for a SxS double along with a couple of other models.

I'm a lover of the breakactions.
 

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Hi kharn

I have the "big five" model in .375 flanged magnum. lovely gun. No problems. Very accurate once I found the loads

Make sure you have an ammunition supply though.

Good luck

Gareth
 

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Put a deposit on the Verney 375 Flanged Magnum double. Has anyone got anything to relate on actual buffalo hunts with this calibre?
Ill come to if that's OK? The actual Buffalo hunt
And lets take a look at that gun shop in Johannesburg.
 

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Hi Gareth Flanged, please could you share more details on that buffalo you took with your 375 Fl? Where did you hit it? Follow up shots?

What other game have you taken with your Krieghoff Gareth?

After carefully considering the advice of those who know better than myself, i have decided against putting a scope or red dot on this rifle. It wasn't made for scope use, so the stock drop is a smidge lower. The rifle fits perfectly, so pointing is sighting, and after many club DG shoots I am really pleased with my open sight performance. As soon as covid travel restrictions lift here in Zimbabwe I am off to hunt a sable with it. Do you have a scope on your double?
 

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Hi Kevin,
Good to hear from you.
I took the buffalo at about 30 yards side on with hornady 270 soft point just behind the right shoulder. It ran on about 50 yards and, after an appropriate wait for the bellow, we followed and found it collapsed under a tree facing back the way it came. I gave it 2 "insurance" shots on the advice of the PA, when it was down, from about 10 m.
It's got a Swarovski 1.5-?6 scope with an illuminated dot in the middle which subtends a large area at 100m but is strangely accurate and it shoots well with this with one barrel producing 1" at 100m (but using both barrels together an honest 6-8")
I've taken blue wildebeest (heartshot at 100 m) and European wild boar too and found it accurate, reliable and effective. Before my trip I made sure of the iron sights and, like yourself, found them excellent.
The picture shows the scope setup on the rifle.
I tried various bullets and weights and settled on the most accurate combination of soft point and solid. I appreciate there are a multitude of opinions on bullets for big game but I made do with what was accessable in the UK.
I found "Shooting the British Double Rifle" by Graeme Wright invaluable for loads and advice.
Good luck with the sable, I'd be interested to know how you get on.
Regards,
Gareth

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Well done on that buff Gareth. I heard this morning that hunting in Zimbabwe may open up in a few weeks, but in any event our group has now booked two buffalo in the Chewore concession for later this year.
 
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View attachment 282630 Thanks Gareth.
Yes similar Withold, just a bit more powerful so it gets to the legal limit in most countries. Very good looking round too, looks ‘right’. I bought up the last of the Bertrams brass in Johannesburg, trying to find a few boxes of Norma PH factory loads, but like hens teeth here.
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Congratulations on a,beautiful new new rifle and caliber. Could you have rechambered the Ruger to the rimmed.
Bob
 

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Thanks Bob. I don't know if the Ruger could have bee re-chambered, but happy to keep it as is, i can always download it to 2400fps.
 

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