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Offline yorketransport

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375 Ruger wildcats
« on: May 02, 2010, 06:06:19 pm »
Does anybody on here have a round based on the 375 Ruger case necked up or down?

I had PTG make me a 338/375 Ruger (some call it the 338 Campfire) reamer made last month. I sent that to Benchmark Barrels to have them cut an 18" barrel for my Savage Stiker. Once I get the barrel and the reamer back, I'm thinking of having a companion rifle barrel made with the same reamer.

Then yesterday, I got a letter in the mail from PTG with a copy or a reamer print for a 358/375 Ruger. I didn't even ask to have this print made, but now I think I want one. ;D

So now I'm just curious what other people have. I know that the 7mm and 30cal versions are getting some use by the long range guys. What else is out there? Anyone doing a 264, 8mm, 9.3mm, or 423?

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Re: 375 Ruger wildcats
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 08:04:24 pm »
A 358-375 Ruger would be a 35 Newton!

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Re: 375 Ruger wildcats
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 09:02:38 pm »
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A 358-375 Ruger would be a 35 Newton!
Yeah, just about 0.060 shorter though.  I wanted a 30 Newton, but none of the guys making prechambered and threaded Savage barrels chamber for it.  Isn't Newton brass kinda hard to find?  I'm interested, because I'm looking for a big, long range cartridge, that will fit a small shank Savage 110.  I have heard of small shank barrels being chambered in WSM cartridges, but I'd prefer to keep the head diameter in the .530 range. 


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Re: 375 Ruger wildcats
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 10:29:26 am »
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A 358-375 Ruger would be a 35 Newton!
Yeah, just about 0.060 shorter though.  I wanted a 30 Newton, but none of the guys making prechambered and threaded Savage barrels chamber for it.  Isn't Newton brass kinda hard to find?  I'm interested, because I'm looking for a big, long range cartridge, that will fit a small shank Savage 110.  I have heard of small shank barrels being chambered in WSM cartridges, but I'd prefer to keep the head diameter in the .530 range. 

If you're looking for a long range setup, I'd go with the 338/375 Ruger. The long range bullet selection is much better in 338 than in 358. I just got out to shoot my Striker in 338/375 Ruger for the first time yesterday and I was not disappointed. I chronographed any loads yet, but I have run as much as 82gr of H4831sc under a 225gr Accubond with no pressure signs. I believe that this case should duplicate the 330 Dakota without the expensive brass. Also, it can safely be chambered in a small shank Savage barrel.

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Re: 375 Ruger wildcats
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 09:16:58 pm »
Why not the 30-375?  Great bullet selection!  It wouldn't have the energy at long range, but I currently don't have anything larger than 30 cal.  Do I really need that big of a bullet? 

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Re: 375 Ruger wildcats
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 01:28:41 am »
I have a soft spot for the 338 bore. It's the ideal bore diameter here in Washington. It smacks deer hard and will put down any bear or elk. There's a 338 to match every 30 caliber out there, so just like the 30 you can pick your power level. From 338 Federal up to the massive 338/378 Weatherby.

If I were only hunting whitetails I would say that no you don't "need" a 338. But they sure are fun! ;)

Here's a picture of a 375 Ruger (260 Accubond), 338/375 (250 Matchking), 30/375 (185 Berger VLD), and a 300 WSM(180 SP) that you might find interesting.


The 30 caliber would be a great round. I'm just partial to the medium bores.

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Re: 375 Ruger wildcats
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2010, 01:56:55 am »
No problem at all, Jamison make new properly headstamped Newton brass.

Jamison has only made brass for the .256 Newton. However, Quality Cartridge has jus made made a batch of both .30 and .35 Newton brass.

I have a rifle chambered for the .30 Newton, and it is a wonderful cartridge. With todays modern powbers it is closer to the the .300 Wby than the .300 Win Mag.

I use original brass, Western and Speer...


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Re: 375 Ruger wildcats
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2010, 07:36:21 pm »
Would any of you folks sell me ten, 375 ruger cases. Rich

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Re: 375 Ruger wildcats
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2010, 07:10:00 am »
Andrew,

      Is that 30/375 Ruger yours?  If so, do you have any velocity data that you would be willing to share?  I'm really thinking 30/375. 

Thanks,
Shane

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Re: 375 Ruger wildcats
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2010, 08:55:33 pm »
Andrew,

      Is that 30/375 Ruger yours?  If so, do you have any velocity data that you would be willing to share?  I'm really thinking 30/375. 

Thanks,
Shane

I don't have a rifle chambered for it yet, that's just a dummy round that I put together to try and motivate me to get the project going. ;) I've heard of people getting 2900 fps+ with the 240gr Matchking out of the 30/375 round.

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