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    Are the Hornady 270 and 300 grain factory ammo the only ammo you can use for the 375 Ruger?

    And, which grain is preferable for coast brown bear?

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    Hornady is the only commercial manufacturer of .375 Ruger ammo that I know of. 270 or 300 makes no difference, both will do the job on a brown bear.
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    so I couldn't use a Nosler or Barnes triple X in 375 caliber for the Ruger 375?

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    One can reload the 375 Ruger brass with whatever bullet you wish. Reloading dies are available as is brass for it... MidwayUSA has Ruger 375 brass available. Hodgdon has plenty of loading data for it.

    But, for OTC stuff only Hornady... which in the case of their bullets... solids and softs... isn't bad at all. 10 of out 10 dead brownies killed with Hornady bullets couldn't tell what killed them.

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    any recommendations on the two seventy grain bullets versus the 300 grains? swift tip or not?

    here are the three options given by hornady:


    270 gr SP-RP, Perfect for longer shots up to 300 yards.


    300 gr RN, Expanding bullet that transfers energy quickly and creates a large wound cavity while delivering excellent penetration.


    300 gr FMJ-RN, Jacketed bullet that penetrates the toughest hides in the world--first time,


    is the full metal jacket rec'd, or is the regualr round tip/not full metal jacket better for brown bear, or does it even matter?

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