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I am building a mauser M48 into a .376 anyone load for this round and how do you like it? 8)
 

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Steve - care to elaborate?

I've thought the 376 might be a good Alaskan cartridge but I don't see or hear of them being used. Guess the .338 win and .375 H&H dominate (as well as the 30-06 and 30 magnums).

Are you willing to offer any more comments on the advantages and disadvantages of the .376? I'd be interested.
 

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how much different is the .376 than the .35 Whelen? Is the velocity any better? What is the parent case? I haven't seen any of these at my club and those guys are freaks for ANY thing new and different!
 

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Biggest reason for it is that it fits shorter actions such as the M48 mauser and its just short to a .375 H&H how about 2500fps with a 300gr bullet. Thats out of a case a half inch shorter than the H&H. Its a lot of power in a small package. I took the plunge and ordered the barrel, Its going to the smith in the AM. 8)

It'll push a 225gr round at 2900fps most .35 whelen loads are pushing a 200gr round at 2650fps yep I'd say its out running a .35, It dos'nt have a parent cartridge it's not a wildcat, Stery designed it and a rifle for it. Hornady is makeing rounds and brass for it. 8)

It being made on a shorter action allows for a more compact lighter rifle probably would work well in Alaska.
 

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I think the attraction of the cartridge is mostly in the gun that fires it. If you like that package, then it'll probably be a good choice for you. There is load data available for 300 grain bullets if you ever want to use it for bigger game. Personally, I'd go with heavier bullets unless hunting light game or using a premium bullet like a Barnes X bullet.
 
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