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    Eric in NC
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    It just followed me home...

    I tried to tell it to stay, honest I did. It just kept following me and the first thing I knew, it was in the truck...


    [img width=600 height=449]http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd314/erbeckerdite/3752.jpg[/img]

    I intend to turn this into a 450 Marlin or 458x2" American (see post in "Help me Decide") but of course I will have to play with the 375 H&H barrel too.

    I have learned that Hammer feels that the 375 is adequate (in skilled hands) for bull prairie dogs if the range isn't too great. I wonder if it could even be considered for she-gophers or the occasional snarling possum? Or would that be sheer foolishness? Maybe I should punch it out to the AI version before even considering such things?

    In my youth I used a 375 H&H that belonged to a friend's dad for some Armadillos and it served adequately, but that was when I was young, foolish, and thought I wasn't a mortal...

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    Re: It just followed me home...

    Definitely use the 375 H & H on furred critters.....burns the hair off them while you shoot! You don't even have to hit them with the bullet to get the job done. There are OTHER advantages. :)

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    Re: It just followed me home...

    I'll bet that one would have followed me home too. I have never really had the desire for a 375 HH per se but I have a thing for heavy hitting rifles and probably couldn't resist. If I ever run into a 375 Ruger while I'm out window shopping, I would probably have a lot of explaining to do when I got home.

    What did you give for that one if you don't mind? Any more pics?
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    Re: It just followed me home...

    I used that on the last rifle i brought home

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    Re: It just followed me home...

    How are you gonna get that badge of honor known as scope eye with sights like that?
    You have some work to do.
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    Re: It just followed me home...

    I got scope eye when I was 13 from a sporterized 1903 - I know my dad saw it comming but he was always one to let me "learn by doing"!


    Ctrout - it looks just like a standard 116 long action with sights. The tupperware stock HAS to go before I attempt to fire it. I have a laminated boyd's around here somewhere that I will put on it temporarily at least.

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    Re: It just followed me home...

    I got a stock you can borrow.

    The gun's left handed, right?
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    Re: It just followed me home...

    A 375 H&H for PD bulls?........Sounds like you are on your way to a fatal gnawing, just like Scratch.
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    Re: It just followed me home...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric in NC

    I have learned that Hammer feels that the 375 is adequate (in skilled hands) for bull prairie dogs if the range isn't too great. I wonder if it could even be considered for she-gophers or the occasional snarling possum? Or would that be sheer foolishness? Maybe I should punch it out to the AI version before even considering such things?
    But does it have a rifle barrel, or carbine?
    "Muzzle velocity is a depreciating asset, not unlike a new car, but BC, like diamonds, is forever."-German A. Salazar

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    Re: It just followed me home...

    The bolt is on the correct side - none of those backwards guns for me! It is a 24" carbine.

    So no PD bulls even if I limit myself to broadside shots with solids?

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    Re: It just followed me home...

    So no PD bulls even if I limit myself to broadside shots with solids?
    It's up to you, but I would strongly recommend doing so only with an experienced guide backing you up with a 470 nitro express, minimum.
    Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day- Harry Truman

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    Re: It just followed me home...

    Use it ONLY when the young are just emerging after they have left mom and have your 4WD handy for a FASSST get away.

    On another site Hammer suggested RPGs as a minimum weapon for taking out charging bull p dogs.

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    Congrats man, I'm jealous. I don't really have a use for a 375 but I've wanted one of those to have a magazine long enough to make a repeater in 300 weatherby, ultra mag, etc.

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    Re: It just followed me home...

    Let us know how it shoots. I've been looking at one of those for a while now, mostly as a platform to build off of.

    Andrew

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