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    Default Looking for a good donor rifle for .375 Weatherby

    Hey kid or wildalaska, what brand of .375 h&h should I look for to turn into a .375 Weatherby? I've had a model 798 and a savage for this project and decided against them.
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    I would consider a model 70 as a donor

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    Ditto that!

    I suspect the .375 Weatherby was orginally based on the Mdl 70 - the most common .375 of the time.

    I have a 50s vintage pre-64 .375 barrel that was rechmabered to .375 Weatherby and chrome lined by Weatherby. I'm still looking for donor rigle to put it on - probably a pre-64 Mdll 70 in .300 H&H.

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    I would consider a model 70 as a donor
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    Personally, I would find myself a decent Win model 70. One on a pre-64 would be killer, ala Hal Waugh and Big Nan. But I guess second choice would be a new Safari Express, although an old Safari Express or Classic Stainless would be nice too.

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    I have owned and played with two. The first was a BRNO ZKK602, 26" factory barrel, rechambered by Bevan King. The next was a Rem 700. Originally a 7mm mag, it required no tweaking at all. Just a new barrel, 24 inches, and it fed, fired, extracted, and ejected without a hitch.

    Both rifles easily got over 2800 fps with 300 gr Partitions.

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    I handled the new MRC DG rifle at SHOT and it was a very convincing piece of work... And I am not a real fan of the 70...

    My 375AI is on an early 700 with a slot cut in the front of the rear receiver ring which they did on magnum rifles for a while. It was originally a 7RM. It handles the 375AI perfectly without alteration.

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    I have a Heym built Mauser 3000 action, originally a 375 H&H, here I had been saving for a 458 Lott project.

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    I second the zkk-602 or 550 rechamber.
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