Won a CZ 550 375 HnH, couple questions


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usmc1371
February 12, 2009, 10:50 PM
A couple months ago I won a cz 550 american in 375 at a pellet gun shootin contest at a local plumbing supply house. So far I have only one box of fedral 260 grain acubonds through it and with open sights I manage about 2.5" at 100 yds off the bench.
My questoin is anyone have experince with this rifle and what factory loads seem to shoot good? I will use it for deer this year and maybe elk. I plan to scope it with a good low power leopold and limit my shots to under 200 yds and hopefully under one hundred since getting close is half the fun. I hunt eastern Oregon its pretty open country, and the deer are good size not 95# white tales. Thanks all.

Wich loads?
Scope ideas?

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Reid73
February 13, 2009, 09:06 AM
Lucky you! Nice rifle.

what factory loads seem to shoot good?Really, it depends upon your particular rifle. Experiment with different brands and bullet weights, and you will find the right one.

Better yet, handload.

I plan to scope it with a good low power leopold... Scope ideas? Sounds like the FX-II 2.5x20mm Ultralight is the one you want.

FredT
February 13, 2009, 01:42 PM
Do you hand load? It is a far nicer world out there for .375 HH owners if you do.

usmc1371
February 13, 2009, 01:56 PM
I don't curently hand load but I do save all my brass for the future. And for the record I wouldn't normaly use a 375 for deer or elk but I won the rifle and I just can't leave it in the safe in the hope that i can afford to hunt africa befor I die. Thanks all for the input.

lonegunman
February 13, 2009, 10:52 PM
One of the great things about a 375 is that in mimics 30-06 in trajectory.
230's = 150's, 270's = 180's sorta thing. So you have a really powerful -06.

As far as reloading, most guys think that heavier bullets are more accurate. I have a nice 375 winnie and it likes 270's a lot, 300's better. Most shoot 1-1.5 inches at a 100 no problem.

rangerruck
February 14, 2009, 12:11 AM
Iagree with the above dude, a fat slow bullet really seems to work well here, i like your idea for a scope as well, I would also look at a burris or Weaver, low power job, both these crews do low powers very well, for a very long time.
And that is another thing you wouldn't expect from the 375; it really is a hanloader's dream. So many recipes out there, I think some dudes even do the lead bullet thing for them.

PRE 64 JOE
February 14, 2009, 12:19 AM
As others have said handload and your one shot groups will be .375 at any range, just kidding what a great caliber, I have a .300 H&H that is a tack driver that I wanted since I was a kid and everything I load from 165gr. to 220gr. is amazing. I would put a Leupold 2-7 or 3-9 on it, my Leopold is a 3-9 and I have a 4-12 vx2, the 3-9 is 33 years old and has been on my 6mm,264win mag,300 win mag. and is still great. Semper Fi Joe.

jerkface11
February 14, 2009, 01:14 AM
My questoin is anyone have experince with this rifle and what factory loads seem to shoot good?
I think you already answered your own question.
So far I have only one box of fedral 260 grain acubonds through it and with open sights I manage about 2.5" at 100 yds off the bench.

Even if that's a 3 shot group it's more than good enough.

Gordon
February 14, 2009, 11:54 AM
The 260 Accubond Federal load should be about IT for (big) deer. Accubonds are getting they rep for the most accurate factory loads. 2.5 MOA benched is good for open sights and will work to 200 yard for deer. Ideally a good 1.5-4x (or 1.75-6x)Leupold would make it perfect and cut the groups in half and double the effective range.

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