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    Wink 375 Ruger Loads

    I was down at the bookstore yesterday, and noticed that the new Handloader Mag. has an article on handloads for the new 375 Ruger. I know some folks are interested in this cal/ gun. Bill
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    Appreciate the tip. I have managed to work up my own loads with help from Hornaday, but welcome any help.

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    Here are a few loads. I use the Hornady bullets for cost savings and when I get in a decent load I try the super bullets.

    These are from the 23" barrel of the African.

    Hornady Brass, Federal 215M primers
    Hornady 300 grain RN
    H4350 powder....................78.0 grs..2588 fps
    .......................................79.0 grs..2638 fps
    .......................................80.0 grs..2669 fps



    RL-19 powder.....................79.0 grs...2462 fps
    .......................................80.0 grs...2514 fps
    .......................................81.0 grs...2589 fps
    .......................................82.0 grs...2621 fps

    Hornady 270 Sp
    H4350 powder....................81.0 grs...2710 fps
    .......................................82.0 grs...2769 fps

    Nosler 260 partition
    H4350 powder.....................81.0 grs...2796 fps
    ........................................81.5 grs...2827 fps
    ........................................82.0 grs...2851 fps Nice load

    Nosler 300 partition
    H4350 powder.....................80.0 grs...2704 fps Good load
    ........................................81.0 grs...2748 fps Max load

    I have more but am manipulating my form(?). Enjoy.
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    I saw the article in the new Handloader. It seemed most of his loads were the loads listed in my Barnes manual for the 375 H&H. Since the 375 Ruger is supposed to have more case capacity, shouldn't the loads have been a bit higher? Or was the author just being cautious?

    Murphy or anyone else loading for the 375 Ruger--have any loads with RL-15 or RL-19 for a 270 grainer? I'm also considering the 225 grain Hornady spire point for deer and such. Any loads for those? I just picked up my Ruger Alaskan last night and I'm anxious to start playing with some loads for it.

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    Call Hornaday, they will give you load info for about any powder you want... with Hornaday bullets of course.

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    Thanks for the info. I called Hornady and this is what they told me for RL-15:

    225 gr spire point 68.8-79.5
    270 gr spire point 67.0-73.4

    Their testing didn't involve RL-19 until the 300 gr bullets.
    Last edited by Kay9Cop; 08-02-2007 at 14:38. Reason: Typo error.

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    Does anyone have a good load for the Barnes 270 Gr. TSX Bullet for the 375 Ruger? I would appreciate any help. Thanks

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    The only load Handloader gave for the 270 grain TSX was 72 grains of Varget.

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    12bhntn,

    I started at 74.0 grains and worked up in .5 grain increments to a max of 76.0 grains of RL-15 with 270 grain TSX's and a COL of 3.360". I don't have a chrono, but this load was just a hair under or right at 1 MOA in my gun. 76.5 grains gave me sticky bolt lift. If you decide to try this load make sure you work up as well.
    Last edited by Kay9Cop; 08-12-2007 at 14:35. Reason: added COL

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    Thanks for the info.... 12bhntn

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    Thumbs up 375 Ruger

    Picked up a Stainless Ruger Alaskan couple weeks ago, found some good load data at:

    http://www.realguns.com/archives/143.htm


    Seems Reloader 15 and Nosler 260gr is real winner!
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    You might check with Houge to see if it has the replacment stock. There was a recall. Check the archives for the #

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    Thumbs up Stock

    Stock have one on the way just in case.

    My load I settled on

    Reloader 15 @ 72.0
    270 Hornady SP
    WLRM Primers

    I know this not top vel load, but should get me down to 375 HH levels............maybe this is why the stocks were cracking!

    Thanks for the info!
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    Default .375 Ruger load/Hogue stock

    I had a pre-64 model 70 rebarreled in .375 Ruger by Montana Rifleworks last summer and started working up loads for it using 260 grain Nosler Accubonds. 74.0 grains of RL 15, Federal 215 Match primers, 3.40 OAL, turned out to be a sub MOA load for that rifle.

    Then in October a friend bought a Ruger Alaskan and since we hunt together we decided to try that load in his Ruger and I think it would have darn near shot a one hole 100 yard group, except for the shooter (me)!

    Just before Christmas I read the article about the recall on the 375 Ruger Hogue stocks. I emailed Hogue and they confirmed there is a recall, and they sent a new stock within a week, and told me to keep the other stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riflemaker View Post
    I had a pre-64 model 70 rebarreled in .375 Ruger by Montana Rifleworks last summer and started working up loads for it using 260 grain Nosler Accubonds. 74.0 grains of RL 15, Federal 215 Match primers, 3.40 OAL, turned out to be a sub MOA load for that rifle.

    Then in October a friend bought a Ruger Alaskan and since we hunt together we decided to try that load in his Ruger and I think it would have darn near shot a one hole 100 yard group, except for the shooter (me)!

    Just before Christmas I read the article about the recall on the 375 Ruger Hogue stocks. I emailed Hogue and they confirmed there is a recall, and they sent a new stock within a week, and told me to keep the other stock.
    Sounds like a nice rifle you got. You have any pictures of that pre-64 375 Ruger of yours?

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    I'm on the road right now, but when I get back later this week I can post a couple of pictures or the custom pre-64 model 70 in 375 Ruger.

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