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    Pump rifle build questions - 375 h&h??

    So I've just moved to BC and have a job up in some grizzly country. I figured this would be a really good excuse to build a new gun... I've always wanted a 375 h&h but I'm not super fast on the bolt. I've been toying with the idea of building (ie paying a gunsmith) a 375 h&h pump action on a rem 7600 or browning bpr, however I know very little about these and wonder if I'll be able to find an action that's strong enough and long enough for the 375? Also as an added challenge I'm one of those weird left eyed right handed people so would prefer a left handed pump. So basically I'm picturing a left handed pump rifle in 375 h&h with a 20 inch barrel, 5 shot drop out mag and iron sights.
    Please let me down gently here...

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    Bad luck @LoganRobertson sorry to let you down

    But that is a very tall order to tick all those boxes
    Realistically it might have been done by someone maybe !

    But if you were to go with an -06 length pump action you could at least bump it up to .35 Whelen and I expect it would be a handy bear rifle
    Wouldn't need a long barrel
    Great with XS sights on it

    Good luck

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    JGS will rebore a 7600 to 9.3x62, might be a better bet?
    There are a number of threads on 24 hour campfire about doing this.
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    I've seen a .375 in lever action online......food for thought?
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    @LoganRobertson it sounds like you need a double rifle
    Two quick accurate shots
    Go as big on caliber as you like
    Easy to feed
    No bolt
    Short

    Probably cheaper in the long ran compared to modifying a pump action
    Big bad bear medicine
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    A double barrelled 375 is easier to find and will suit your kak handed shooting style.

    I’m left handed, but right eye dominant, so know how you feel.
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    Something rings a bell about aussie getting browning autos converted to heavy calibres for sambar.

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    @LoganRobertson where are you based.
    If you live outside of NZ you can get semi auto 300 win mags, and I dont see why they couldn't do one in 375 h&h.
    In NZ you cant get them and possibly later the pump rifles could be banned also.
    I'm guessing BC is British Columbia, maybe. Could be wrong.

    But if I could get a semi in 375h&h, then I would.
    Or if your really game get a 458 win mag.

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    Or try a straight pull if conventional bolt action is out. Blaser R8, Merkel Helix, Browning Maral.
    10MRT shooters do it 60 times, in two directions and at two speeds.

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    An off the shelf marlin 1895G in 45-70 would probably do the job


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    have a look at what the pros in the area are using and ask yourself why......the idea of a double rifle is an old one and reasons of WHY are as good today as they were 100 years ago....loads have come a long way in that time....you can buy a double rifle in either 30/06 or .45/70 for under 2k and you can load either of those cartridges down to mild plinking level or up to tooth rattling power house level..... at end of day in a smelly stuff hitting whirly thing moment you want something that comes up bloody quickly and naturally to the eye,will spit the first shot where needed and 2nd quickly behind it.you cant short shuck a break open....you sure as shit can a pump with hot loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishoot10s View Post
    Or try a straight pull if conventional bolt action is out. Blaser R8, Merkel Helix, Browning Maral.
    Or Krieghoff Semprio if you have the dosh....(And if you are feeding a regular shooting habit with 375 H&H then you will need the dosh...) The semprio is slick, "pump" action capable of those calibres. It is different from a conventional pump but definitely worth looking at even if it is just to dribble on it and start looking for lotto tickets....

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    Why not just buy a left-handed Browning Long Trak BAR in .300 Win Mag and run 220 grain loads? No bears are going to argue with that! The fact is that most bear control guns are pump action shotguns with slug loads.
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    plurry pleased you said that last bit.....shotgun loads are far more potent than alot of folk realise.....if remington cam safely make loads doing 1700fps and some handloaders are going up to 2000fps with an once of steel......there seems to be no reason you couldnt make a hard buckshot load far more potent than normal...yes it will blow pattern,but there are ways around that too...steel shot wad unslit comes to mind,plenty of big angry pussy cats were put down with a load of #00 buck at velocities way less than that.

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    Yep, one ounce of lead at 12 to 1400 fps arrives with some authority.
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