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    That must blow them up ?

    Is what most hunters say to me when they see the size hole in my barrel. Im sure they dont believe me when I point out there 7mm or 30 cal will destroy more meat than the 458 Win. Today I shot a big goat at 40yds for dog tucker and it was moved sideways with the impact. reared up and fell dead 6' from the impact spot.
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    Exit and allmost no blood shot meat.
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    Heart just about seperated from lungs.
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    In on the left out on right.
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    The bullet at a sedate 2200 fps MV
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    I do have plenty of smaller high velocity guns but as I get older I like the bigger best.
    Last edited by john m; 13-11-2013 at 04:25 PM.
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    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

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    Nice work, I love a slow heavy bullet!
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    That's pretty tidy.
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    Yep big weight moving slowly thru the air, ouch. Just loading some 577 snider and some 500 gr 45/70. Maybe BP but great energy
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Yep big weight moving slowly thru the air
    That sounds like me doing long jump Maca
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    That sounds like me doing long jump Maca
    Ha ha ha!

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    So how does it kick?

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    There is definitely a point where it goes from 'big hole, big mess' to 'big hole, not much mess'.
    I can assure you that the 375Ruger I saw used 2 weeks ago does the former.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308 View Post
    So how does it kick?
    With its back legs
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    308 it kicks a bit more than the 30-06 with 180's hot load but its a softer push thats with the speer 400 gr. The 400gr Woodleigh PP at 200 fps more is a step up and the 500 gr full power Elephant load is on another level again. It can be loaded from low 45-70 all the way up. the 350 gr barns x at 2750 Fps for 5890ft-lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    That sounds like me doing long jump Maca
    Blowing white smoke out ya arse
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    There is definitely a point where it goes from 'big hole, big mess' to 'big hole, not much mess'.
    I can assure you that the 375Ruger I saw used 2 weeks ago does the former.
    What load and projectile were they using?

    My .375 can be messy when using stoked up 220gr loads of standard construction @ about 2800fps, but with something like 350gr Rhinos or Norhforks @ about 2200fps it just punches through making a nice big wound channel.

    The other thing with a big bore (.416 and up) is that you can rely on calibre to cut the wound channel so expansion is less important that in say a .243, just chug 'em through!
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    It's a Hornady load, something like 275gn going 2800+fps = big mess to clean out/up, especially when it goes in from the front

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    It's a Hornady load, something like 275gn going 2800+fps = big mess to clean out/up, especially when it goes in from the front
    Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: 375 Ruger :: 375 Ruger 270 gr SP-RP Superformance®
    Is it this one?

    Yep! That would make a mess!
    Think it is more bullet construction and velocity than calibre doing the damage.
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    That looks like the ammo - $5 a shot here.
    Yeah we have told him he needs to pick some different ammo if he's going to keep using it.
    I was thinking reload it with a similar load to 373Win specs but going bigger & slower makes sense till he wants to shoot something at 300m, as he does.

 

 

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