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    can anyone tell me how much difference there is between a 300 win. mag and a 375H&h,i never shot a 375 but own a model 70 300mag and don`t have any problem shooting it,but if the 375 is to much reciol i don`t won`t to waste money on a gun i could not shoot.

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    The 375 is about 50% more. Of course this varies depending on rifle weight and bullet weight etc. The same weight rifle, say 9 lbs., a 180 gr at 2960 fps is about 30 ft lbs of recoil. A 375 in the same rifle with a 300 gr at 2550 is almost 45 ft lbs of recoil.

    Standing I don't notice this nearly as much as on the bench, where I can "feel" it is ( ie. a 375) about half again as much as a 300 win mag.

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    For me a 300 feels more like a sharp punch, while the 375 has what feels like less punch up front but a bunch more followthrough. I have no qualms putting a 25# bag of shot between me and my light 375 (7 pounds) on the bench, but can shoot it all day long offhand. My heavier 375's (9-10 pounds) don't require the shot bag on the bench, but my shooting sessions with either rarely go over 20 rounds. Offhand they're even easier.

    When I lack a shot bag, I'll sight in the light one while standing full upright and bracing my forehand against the side of a pole or tree. Kinda scuffs the hand but the shoulder is fine.

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    the .375 H&H feels like a push. The .300 WINCHESTER Mag, feels like a punch. I had one that used to feel like an ax hit my shoulder (.375 H&H) until a Vais break stopped that crap. Of course it was a light weight Mauser. Now it's a ***** cat.
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    well i missed out on the 375 i was bidding on it and it went real high 1,455.00 so it looks like i will be staying with the 300 for right now.

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    I'd just stick with your 300. it will do you fine. recoil is very subjective, to many variables in regards to the rifle and the shooter.

    I had a 458Lott that more than one guy has dropped while shooting under recoil, yet my wife has cranked off rounds with it. she didnt like it mind you.

    I shot a ruger 416rigby last year that made my old 338 feel like the hammer of thor. the rigby was smooth. the rigby was smoother than my 416rem.

    to many variables.

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    I fired my new to me .375 H&H today. It's a Browning, and I fired it without the recoil reduction accessory. What hearing i have left is more important to me than avoiding a bruise or two.

    Anyway, the recoil seemed to me to actually be easier to handle than that of a .300 Weatherby Mk V I owned for a while, and is actually more comparable to an 1895 Marlin 45/70 with heavy loads.

    In summary, the "push" is major, but the punch isn't so bad.

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    I like shooting a 375 HH a lot more than a 300 Win Mag. I think of te 375HH as more like a 12 gauge shotgun type recoil.
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    When I bought my Browning 375 H&H I was intimidated by the size of the round. I had the recoil of this gun built up in my mind to being MUCH bigger than it really is. Don't get me wrong, when I go to the range to zero a scope or adjust the zero I won't shoot more than about 8 rounds. After that it starts to hurt my shoulder to the point that I start flinching. That's just me though, you might be bigger and can handle it better. Don't worry about the recoil. As far as loudness, honestly, I can't remember the recoil or the sound of the gun going off when I am shooting an animal...unless the scope comes back and bites me and I have had that on everything from my 308 to shotguns (yes I like using scopes on 12 guage for Turkey hunting...I know, how could I?) I only remember that on the range.
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    My 375Wby has a break and so does my 300Wby but the 300 has a much faster felt kick than does my 375
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