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#208411 - 10/09/20 06:19 AM 375 Winchester recoil
ruger4570
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I have been looking at getting a 375 Win for my Contender or maybe Encore for deer here in Illinois. Just curious how recoil would be say compared to my 44. Any input would be appreciated.

Roger

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#208412 - 10/09/20 10:04 AM Re: 375 Winchester recoil [Re: ruger4570]
dave thomas
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i shoot top end loads for the 375 win with 200 grain bullets. it is a game getter as long as you stay in range limitations. the recoil as noted on other sites and post can be an issue if recoil sensitive. I would shoot 10-20 rounds per session with it and could fell that i had been shooting a big gun, however it wasnt enough to make me stop, it was just the amount i was shooting for the day. I left it with Chuck Williams (Willicd76) in texas after we hog hunted his place and he installed a brake. I am sure you could shoot it all day now as it tamed the recoil to near 357 mag levels. if i were to do it all over again i would get the brake installed at manufacture. It is my favorite contender barrel for hunting big game. I am restricted to straight wall cartridges in iowa and am very pleased with it
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#208414 - 10/09/20 11:23 AM Re: 375 Winchester recoil [Re: dave thomas]
Vance in AK.
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Long, long ago & far away I had one in a Contender & I don't remember what the recoil was like. I guess that means it didn't stand out in my mind as being severe.
Now full house 400gr loads my 10" 45-70 Contender with no brake & top end 420gr loads in my 15" Encore in 450 Marlin with the factory brake I remember well :-)

As time goes by arthritis has become more of an issue in my shooting hand & I am liking brakes more & more.
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#208418 - 10/09/20 05:13 PM Re: 375 Winchester recoil [Re: Vance in AK.]
Buckshotharris
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Roger,

I once had a "14 T/C .375 Win. Hunter barrel and then I had a whim for something else and sold it. Reason being ammo was $100.00/20 rounds and Brass and bullets for reloading were scarce.
Now, Starline is making brass. Bullets(factory) are still scarce.

Your question is about recoil. I used a Pachmyer Presentation grip and it worked well for me. T/C Wood or Rynite grips made recoil severe (to me). Get the Pachmyer, you won't regret it. And the fore end too!
The .375 Win barrel was as accurate as my 7-30 waters Hunter barrel .

The Great thing about the Contender is that barrels are cheaper than another whole gun.

John
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#208420 - 10/09/20 06:37 PM Re: 375 Winchester recoil [Re: Buckshotharris]
Carpe Diem
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The .375 WCF will get your attention in a Contender. Recoil in similar weight handguns with the same grips feels about the same as heavy .44 Magnum loads using 240-grain bullets, using light 200-grain Sierra .375? bullets helps. I sold my barrel since it did nothing my .35 Remingtons did, but I?m not in a state which restricts hunting cartridge shape. It is a fine cartridge, just a bit limited in the availability of suitable jacketed bullets since Hornady stopped making their great 220 FN.

If the OP does get a .375 WCF barrel, he should check out AA1680, it gives higher velocities at lower pressures than the ?popular standard? Reloder 7 does according to both Accurate and my experience.





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Edited by Carpe Diem (10/09/20 06:54 PM)
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#208424 - 10/09/20 10:01 PM Re: 375 Winchester recoil [Re: Carpe Diem]
Bob Roach
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No 375 Winchester so far, but I have owned a 375 JDJ, and still hunt with a 35 Bullberry, which is a 375 Win case blown out and necked to 35. I shoot 180's and 200's in the 35 Bullberry.

My advice get a good 4 Gill Muzzle Brake installed so that you can enjoy shooting it. Without a muzzle brake you can stand the recoil, but it will not be fun to shoot.

My only center fire barrel without a brake is a 223 Remington. I even have 3 Gill brakes on my 357 Maximum's. The hard hitters are more enjoyable to shoot when recoil is a non issue.

Bob R
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#208427 - 10/10/20 07:05 AM Re: 375 Winchester recoil [Re: Bob Roach]
ruger4570
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Thanks all for the replies. I think I'm gonna give it a shot (pun intended). Waiting on a reply from the seller.

Starline is showing brass available right now.

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#208440 - 10/10/20 05:23 PM Re: 375 Winchester recoil [Re: ruger4570]
Drycreek3189
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I have a Contender in .375 Win. I don?t find the recoil as bad as full bore .44 Mag in a single action but I have the 12? bbl. with factory brake. I haven?t hunted with it in years due to the ammo cost, (I?ve been hoarding a few boxes of Winchesters) but since HSM is now loading the Sierra Game King 200 grain bullets at a semi reasonable price I?m thinking about trotting it out this year. I bought 10 boxes a few months ago but haven?t shot any yet. Time to change that !


Edited by Drycreek3189 (10/10/20 05:23 PM)

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#208467 - 10/11/20 04:23 PM Re: 375 Winchester recoil [Re: Drycreek3189]
Buckshotharris
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Roger,

I just looked on Numrich Gunparts site and they have the Pachmyer Presentation grip (New) for $38.25 with free shipping. (e-gunparts I believe but google it) JD Jones recommended it over the gripper style. Check it out.
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#208476 - 10/12/20 10:11 AM Re: 375 Winchester recoil [Re: Buckshotharris]
reflex264
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I never thought recoil was bad. That was in an un-braked 14"contender. It is an accurate cartridge.

If you are looking for bullets I am very pleased with the 220gr from Vollmer. Here is a link

https://vollmerbullets.com/
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