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375 H&H AI

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TCTex.
Shootist

Registered: September 2007
Location: Sherman Texas!
Posts: 7,327
Thu March 4, 2010 16:12

I have more time than money and I needed a forearm for my 375. I didn't want to use a hanger bar system, so, I spent a bit of time with a 7/8 dowel rod and sand paper.


Here is what the forearm looked like on a 17in tapered barrel.


http://www.handgunhunt.com/photopost/data/500/8mm_GNR.jpg

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mikefrompa
old hand

Registered: March 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 992
Thu March 4, 2010 16:23 Rating: 10.00 

Awsome! A 375 H&H mag. in an Encore! This is definitely T Rex medicine.
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pab1
Distinguished Expert

Registered: January 2004
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,461
Thu March 4, 2010 20:08 Rating: 10.00 

Nice work TCMan!

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edwardkfolmar
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Registered: September 2004
Posts: 506
Fri March 5, 2010 12:02

duane,2 rings enough?
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Jeffx
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Registered: October 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,303
Fri March 5, 2010 13:37 Rating: 10.00 

Sweet Rig, There ain't nothing gonna run from that beast!!

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TCTex.
Shootist

Registered: September 2007
Location: Sherman Texas!
Posts: 7,327
Fri March 5, 2010 13:57

Mr. Ed, I am more worried about the 4 base screws than the 2 rings. When I put my first scope in the rings the scope turned. It is like shooting a 45-70 in the Contender or their about. I don't think I am going to run her at full tilt though. & She shoots cast really well.

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Franchise
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Registered: December 2008
Location: Castalia, NC
Posts: 4,371
Fri March 5, 2010 16:27 Rating: 10.00 

I really like the 375's in pistols. I like my 376 Steyr, but it's not up to the 375 H&H AI. Have you taken any game w/ this pistol?

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TCTex.
Shootist

Registered: September 2007
Location: Sherman Texas!
Posts: 7,327
Sat March 6, 2010 11:00

I haven't yet. I have just started playing with this one because I sold my 375 Win barrel. The loading data for the rifle starts at 2600 fps, so I am figuring 2300 in my barrel with 220gr bullet. I would be happy with the low end load if I can find something that will shoot. It would be more user friendly on both the scope and the shooter and still equal the 375 JDJ's top velocity.

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Russell
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Registered: October 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,946
Sat March 6, 2010 11:51 Rating: 10.00 

That's too much gun for a sailor, better let this old jarhead shoot it for you.

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TCTex.
Shootist

Registered: September 2007
Location: Sherman Texas!
Posts: 7,327
Sat March 6, 2010 16:06

Hoo Yaa Marine!!


Come down here and I will let you shoot her as much as you want! LOL

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TCTex.
Shootist

Registered: September 2007
Location: Sherman Texas!
Posts: 7,327
Sun March 7, 2010 17:20

Shot some 270 Hornady's with 73.5gr of IMR 4064 this evening... All I have to say is WOW. The barrel kicked about like my 44 Mag and shot a 3/4in group. I was very pleased.

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Mikewin
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Registered: April 2008
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 404
Wed March 10, 2010 00:19

Isn't that a full house load or at least not very downloaded? I guess you shot @100 yards? any chrono results? I'm really fond of your setup, have begun exploring the possibilities to get an Encore here. Which is far from easy.


best,
Mike

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TCTex.
Shootist

Registered: September 2007
Location: Sherman Texas!
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Wed March 10, 2010 07:03

Mike, The rounds were full house for a standard 375H&H. The AI version has about a 6% increase in case capacity.


My groups was at 100 yards.


I am probably going to back off a 3-4 grains because this round has the potential to damage the frame if I loose respect for it. And honestly, I don’t think any game would know the difference. I think my loads will be shooing a 270 sp at 2300 fps. I have budgeted a chronograph this year with my loading supplies and should be able to tell you more in a couple of months.


If I had it to do over again, I would probably go with a 35Whelen AI or 375-06 JDJ. I just think the 30-06 case is a better platform for the Encores. HOWEVER, I have the 375 H&H AI, it shoots well, and it should hit like a hammer!

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SChunter
Shooting Expert

Registered: December 2007
Location: Coastal SC
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Wed March 10, 2010 12:35 Rating: 10.00 

Duane,


That is a monster! And it only kicked like your .44? Full bull or not,that brake must work wonders!
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johnwilliams
Shooting Master

Registered: January 2010
Location: illinois
Posts: 3,755
Thu May 20, 2010 10:35 Rating: 10.00 

you need to go chase some rino's around like doc Rogers-L.O.L.

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