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.375-06 AI
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 Posted: Mon Aug 8th, 2005 06:05 AM
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Gents

I do know Texasdoc mentioned something about this cal. somewhere. Does any of you have any experience with it?

What I could find on the cal looks promising, and would like to hear what you think of it.

 

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 Posted: Mon Aug 8th, 2005 05:16 PM
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I like the 375 as a large game round, Bullet chioce is a bit small by most bullets are good for the game you need it for.

I have a Wildcat its a 375 WSM and it will produce 375 H&H vel. with a modest about of Recoil.

I will post a picture of the round soon as I get back to the shop .

 

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What is the advantage of using a 38 vs 35 caliber bullet on medium game? It seems that large game such as moose is where these calibers would shine. Being in Georgia most game animals are under 200 pounds other than some pigs. I am in a military town, so some stuff shows up in pawn/ gun shops that is just crazy over-magnum for this area, but I will scoop them up at the right price. Something like a .375-06 AI would be a great winter project for a donor rifle.



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The medium bores will plow thru heavy bone an muscles, I like the .338 or .375 for timber elk and bear were you have hard angling shoots and no time to shoot. Destroys very little meat in lite skinned game like deer. They just plain work.



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mtman714 wrote:
The medium bores will plow thru heavy bore an muscles, I like the .338 or .375 for timber elk and bear were you have hard angling shoots and no time to shoot. Destroys very little meat in lite skinned game like deer. They just plain work.

Thank you for filling me in. Sounds like good medicine for a mad pig!



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A .375-06 AI (same as .375 Whelen AI???) loaded with a powder coated bullet cast of 99% WW and 1% Tin would make a nice all around rifle.

The Lyman 264 grain GC 375449 should easily take anything in North America at about 2100 FPS.

The 249 grain 375248 PB would make a nice north woods whitetail round with reduced recoil loaded at about 1450 FPS.

IMO, This thing would be a made for cast caliber. RD

Attachment: lyman 375449.jpg (Downloaded 57 times)



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RD what kind of twist would that PB bullet need 1-28, 1-20, 1-18, 1-14, 1-12 ?

And what would the happy medium be for using cast & jacketed bullets ?


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As an example H&R Handi Rifles have the following twist rates:

35 Whelen 1/16

38-55 1/18

45-70 1/20

Other info shows both the .375 H&H and the .378 Weatherby at 1/12 as is the .375 Ruger. These are used with spire point 300 grain bullets which would be rather long and need a faster twist when compared to the flat nose cast bullets.

ER shaw uses a 1/14 in the 35 Whelen and a 1/12 for the .375 magnums.

The older Browning .375 H&H used a 1/14 twist.

I'd think that a 1/16 would work well with the cast and perhaps a 1/14 as a jacketed/cast combo. RD



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The 375-06 has been criticized for lacking a sufficient shoulder for proper headspacing. But the AI has a little larger shoulder and is at least marginally ok.

The 375 Hawj by Zhat is a somewhat successful version of the 375-06AI, check it out, dies etc are readily available.

375 bullets are not made for the slower velocity of the round. So for hunting the 338-06 and the 35-06 or even the 8mm-06 might serve many people better. I have killed 3 deer with the 270 gr 375 bullet, none opened.

Just thoughts.



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BEAR wrote:
The 375-06 has been criticized for lacking a sufficient shoulder for proper headspacing. But the AI has a little larger shoulder and is at least marginally ok.

The 375 Hawj by Zhat is a somewhat successful version of the 375-06AI, check it out, dies etc are readily available.

375 bullets are not made for the slower velocity of the round. So for hunting the 338-06 and the 35-06 or even the 8mm-06 might serve many people better. I have killed 3 deer with the 270 gr 375 bullet, none opened.

Just thoughts.



My thoughts:

Would be better to go with a 9.3x62 than the 375W-AI.
Both really need to be reloaded, but ya can find factory 9.3x62.
SP Bullets for the 9.3 are designed to expand at the lower velocity
and solids are also available if desired.

Believe that all my shots with the 286 gr NP expand.
Entry holes are bullet size and exit holes are 1.5" round.

I say believe, because I've never found a bullet;
All shots have gone straight thru and exited no matter what angle
or whatever combination of skin, fat, bones, joints, etc. they hit.



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O kept it simple. I went with the .375 Taylor, also known as the .375 Chatfield Taylor. My rifle is stamped .375/338Mag. This cartridge is just the .338 Wi. Mag. necked up to take .375" bullets and easily duplicates the .375 H&H in a 30-06 length magazine. My rifle is built on a tang safety Ruger M77 with a Ramline stock and weighs 7.5 pounds IIRC with scope, sling and a full magazine. It's a rifle to to be carried a lot and shot little. :lol:
I built it up to be an elk rifle in rough country. I don't notice recoil when shooting at game but on the bench it will get some attention. Recoil is about the same as a .338 Win. Mag. I have but does seem like it's a slower longer push that the sharp jab of the .338. Accuracy is superb running well under one inch at 100 yards. Scope is an old El Paso Weaver with post and crosshair reticle, perfect for fast woods shooting. Data for loading came from three different sources and all three matched so that's what I went for. The ES for 270 gr. bullets is 6 FPS and only 5 FPS with 300 gr. bullets. It is one hell of a thumper. :thumbs:
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