Funny that people thought it was based on the .300 Win Mag, and saying it would never make it in the long run.
The .375 Ruger is an answer to a question no one's asking... although it'd be a dandy elk round
What Africa/dangerous game capable cartridge will fit a std. length action, and allow for a lighter, handier rifle (read 22-24" barrel and lower cartridge weight) for serious Alaska, B.C. and Yukon grizzly/brown bear and Africa use?
The answer was the .375 Taylor.
The new answer appears to be the .375 Ruger.
Brad, the other thing is that I have a .300 Win. Mag. It's apparently not based on the .338 win mag but on the 300 win. mag. I can maybe use some of my extra brass interchangeably (same platform) for north america hunting and have the same bolt throw?
his is the first I have heard of the new Ruger .375 cartridge, but I have to say I�m a prime candidate to buy one � for a number of reasons.
The first is that I like Ruger centerfire rifles and have more of them (4) than I do Marlin (3), Browning, (1), Remington (1) or any other make (0).
While I have a Marlin in .375Win, I�ve wanted a .375 in H&H, Dakota or RUM for some time � not for Africa, not for Alaska or Canada, not even for hunting in griz country in the lower 48, all places I will very likely NEVER hunt. A .375 bolt gun would become another elk rifle in the stable.
With kids in college, new Ruger rifles in H&H, Dakota rifles or even Remington RUM�s are out of my price bracket � and I have not seen any at gun shows that were in a condition and price that would separate me from m money either. The new Rugers can be built on the standard length Ruger action and should be no more expensive to manufacture than a .338 or .300. My last new Ruger was a canoe-paddle .300 Win that I paid $375 for during the Christmas sales. Even without the sales $450 will get a new Ruger most any day, at least in the Denver area. I�m sure the new .375�s will command a premium price for a while the initial demand is serviced, but that should change relatively quickly.
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