375 Ruger reloading info

b*arhunter338-06 said: I just bought a Ruger in 375 ruger. Would like to hear what you have for reloading info. I am thinking of the 260gr Accubonds or the Barns 270gr tsx.

S*perCub said: Don't overlook the Hornady 270gr SP for range blasting and hunting as well. I'd use them in my 375, but it likes the 260gr Nosler ABs better. .

G*tehouse said: I use 84gr H 4350 for the 260 AB (2750fps) and 83.5gr H4350 for the 270gr TSX (2735fps) Both loads shoot small cloverleaf groups.

G*tehouse said: http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs014.snc1/2634_72179390515_526315515_2693069_7530905_n.jpg I started a load work up, starting at 79gr of H4350 and going to 83.5gr (Top left group) http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs014.snc1/2634_72179585515_526315515_2693076_7504843_n.jpg Next I wanted a practice load, so I chose the 270gr Hornady Interlock Working up from 78gr H 4350 to 82.5, the group was opening up at 82.5 and so I backed down and took another shot with 81gr, which cut the first 81gr bullet hole, so I figured I was close enough there, too. http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs014.snc1/2634_72176745515_526315515_2693044_3889586_n.jpg I briefly thought about dicking around with it for better accuracy, but decided against it. All I am going to do with that load is shoot milk jugs and bang 8" gongs from 25 yards out to 400 yards with it, I don't care if they all land in the same hole.:) I tried out the 260gr Accubond load that had shot so well when the Hogue Stock was installed, and it did pretty much a repeat performance of the original groups: http://usera.imagecave.com/chef/Rifle/Leopardhide275-copy.jpg

L*ttleBoyLefty said: Good to see H4350 working so well for you, Gatehouse. Hope it works similarly in my 375Ruger. Keeps the powder cabinet stocking very simple when a guy can get by with HVarget and H4350.......:)

b*arhunter338-06 said: Thanks for the info.

B*omer said: In attempting to get the velocity with we wanted (2700 fps) from 260 gr ABs in my pal's .375 Ruger Alaskan, I didn't have much success with H-4350 and Winchester 760 was equally disappointing producing a velocity of 2600 before high pressure was observed. We then tried Re-19 and 90 grs broke 2800 fps, but required a drop tube which I have little patience for. The 89 grs load made the target velocity all right, but still required a drop tube. Finally I ordered some Hybrid 100V and liked it so much it has become my go to powder, not only in the Ruger, but also for my .375 Ultra and the .30/06. We settled on 86.0 grs of Hybrid 100V which drove the 260 gr AB at 2734 (5 degrees C, at sea level) and it did not require a drop tube to charge the cases. Accuracy was .75 MOA for 3 shots from prone.

b*arhunter338-06 said: thanks once again

G*tehouse said: In attempting to get the velocity with we wanted (2700 fps) from 260 gr ABs in my pal's .375 Ruger Alaskan, I didn't have much success with H-4350 and Winchester 760 was equally disappointing producing a velocity of 2600 before high pressure was observed. We then tried Re-19 and 90 grs broke 2800 fps, but required a drop tube which I have little patience for. The 89 grs load made the target velocity all right, but still required a drop tube. Finally I ordered some Hybrid 100V and liked it so much it has become my go to powder, not only in the Ruger, but also for my .375 Ultra and the .30/06. We settled on 86.0 grs of Hybrid 100V which drove the 260 gr AB at 2734 (5 degrees C, at sea level) and it did not require a drop tube to charge the cases. Accuracy was .75 MOA for 3 shots from prone. Just goes to show that every rifle is an individual...H 4350 gave me better than expected velocities, with no pressure issues.




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