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I have been exploring the possiblility of adding a 375 H&H to my rifle battery in anticipation of a brown bear hunt next year. In looking over the offerings from Winchester I see two: Classic Safari Express and Classic Synthetic Stainless. For Alaska I think the Stainless will wear better, but I notice its weight is 7.25 vs. 8.5 of the Safari. I know the recoil will be greater with the synthetic stainless, other than placing a muzzle brake - which I do not want to do - anyone with a synthetic who can give me some idea as to recoil/recoil control. Thanks.
 

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That is a long occurring misprint by Winchester. I have a Winchester Model 70 Classic Stainless in .375 H&H and it weighs 8 lbs. 4 ounces bare.

I wouldn't hesitate getting the Classic Stainless, but you must replace the recoil pad, it comes with a brick. I just got the Pachmayr Decellerator pre-fit, some minor fitting required.

We shot both rifles this weekend and although the Classic Stainless has a Leupold 2-7x33mm scope on it and the Safari Express just irons you really couldn't tell the difference in the recoil.

The Safari Express seems a much nicer rifle I think, sights are better, stock is better. But I do like my Classic Stainless.
 

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EsoxLucius:

Thanks for the information on the correct weight. The additional pound will make a significant difference in recoil. One would think Winchester would correct the misprint in its printed catalog and website.
 
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