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    Default New rifle decisions

    I currently own a 5.56, 270 win, and 300wsm. I am wanting to add a new rifle to the group. Either a Ruger American Predator in 6.5 creedmoorImageUploadedByTapatalk1444194463.569930.jpg
    Or a Weatherby Vanguard in 375h&hImageUploadedByTapatalk1444194499.736091.jpg. Looking to hear what peoples thoughts are on both calibers and rifles and which would be more beneficial to add to the collection.


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    Well that depends on what it's intended use would be.

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    Since you've got a .270....that 6.5 Creedmoor isn't going to really do much different.

    A .375H&H is rarely the wrong answer and the Vanguard is a well made and under appreciated rifle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    Since you've got a .270....that 6.5 Creedmoor isn't going to really do much different.

    A .375H&H is rarely the wrong answer and the Vanguard is a well made and under appreciated rifle!
    Exactly what I was thinking, I don't know how its possible but I think the H&H is really under appreciated in this state. I will note that owning one is much easier if your a reloader!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0321Tony View Post
    Well that depends on what it's intended use would be.

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    No specific use, just a new rifle. The creedmoor would be used for caribou, black bear, with a possibility of sheep. The 375 would get used for Browns/Grizzlies, moose, and with hopes of a goat. All of these animals can be handled with my current rifles just an itch for something new.

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    My vote would be for the 375. I have been looking at one that a friend has for sale, but I already have a good shooting 338WM.

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    Trying to figure out why you only own 3 rifles??

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    375 for sure. The 270 will handle sheep easily, and the 300 will do everything else.

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    Yeah I'd do the 375 too. Besides just getting a new rifle your not gaining much with the 6.5 because you already have that 270. The 375 will give you more punch on the top end for your grizzly although the 300 handles those just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323 View Post
    Trying to figure out why you only own 3 rifles??
    I have 5 but 2 270s and 2 ARs.

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    Can't see why in the world you'd want to add the 6.5 when you already own two 270's. But it's your money and you're the one who'll be shooting them all. Spend dem buxx!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barber8605 View Post
    I have 5 but 2 270s and 2 ARs.
    every man should own a 30-06 or a 338 win mag load some 250gr bullets pick your poison partitions/accubonds.. If I was going to get a 375 I get the 375 ruger

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323 View Post
    every man should own a 30-06 or a 338 win mag load some 250gr bullets pick your poison partitions/accubonds.. If I was going to get a 375 I get the 375 ruger
    I've owned both a 30-06 and a 338 win mag and got rid of them both. I've been thinking about rebarreling one of the 270s to a 338-06. Why the 375 Ruger over the h&h?

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    I have a 375HH on order. they are more versatile than some might think, especially reloading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barber8605 View Post
    I've owned both a 30-06 and a 338 win mag and got rid of them both. I've been thinking about rebarreling one of the 270s to a 338-06.
    Now you're talking. A .338-06 is going to do anything a guy really needs to do North of 60.
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    I'm with the rest of the folks. 375 H &H. Son had one and wanted a 338 win mag. He has shot goats sheep black bear and a dandy of a moose.
    Having shot all those he has decided he is going back to the 375 H&H for brown bear and moose for sure. Moose was shot from left side and right side both through lungs, once through the neck and once in the horn with 338 win mag. Then it was shot once with a 375 through both lungs and exit through the off shoulder. He went down to stay.60" and 1400 lbs. Took a lot of killing. I don't know bigger bullet different velocity range, 375's just seem to kill well.

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    I love my 375h&h for everything Alaska. I particularly am fond of it for moose as it does such less meat damage than my 300 win mag or 325wsm. I shoot the 300 grain Barnes TSX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    I love my 375h&h for everything Alaska. I particularly am fond of it for moose as it does such less meat damage than my 300 win mag or 325wsm. I shoot the 300 grain Barnes TSX.
    This is where I'm at. I've got other rifles supposedly better suited to whatever it is I'm hunting for but the one that always seems to go with me is my 375 H&H. It kills blacktails just as good as brown bears and it anchors goats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barber8605 View Post
    Why the 375 Ruger over the h&h?
    In my case it was because I liked the rifle better. My original Alaskan has all the features I was looking for in a factory rifle. not so sure about that muzzle break on the new design.

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