375 H&H solid loads


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ForneyRider
October 24, 2009, 01:02 PM
I have some shiny nickel 375H&H cases I plan on making some solids loads. I doubt my dad will ever need use of them, but I thought they would make a nice present.

I have loaded 225gr Hornady for him with Varget.

Anybody have a good load for these? The bullets are about $2 a piece. That and the recoil will be non conducive to ladder development. Not that I expect to win BR competition with these loads.

I have Varget, IMR 4350, and R19. I think R19 is about as slow as most load data allows for. Most of the loads, my brother made for this rifle, are IMR 4064 and IMR 4350 with Speer Hot Cor 270gr and Nosler Partition 300gr respectively.

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loadedround
October 24, 2009, 01:28 PM
Just checked the current Nosler #6 Manual and the most accurate load listed overall for the Nosler 300 gr bullets is 79.0 gr of RL-19 with Rem 91/2M primers. Be cautious however, since this load is listed as a maximum one. H435 would be an excellent powder for your Speer 270 gr bullets.

ForneyRider
October 24, 2009, 01:37 PM
I think the 300gr I want to use.

Barnes, Nosler, Hornady I haven't decided. They are all pretty spendy.

Runningman
October 24, 2009, 02:50 PM
I use Winchester 760 for 300 grain bullets in the 375 H&H. Reloader 15 for all bullets less than 300 Grains in the 375.

Grumulkin
October 24, 2009, 05:46 PM
In my opinion, RL-15 is THE powder for the 375 H&H Magnum.

I shoot Hornady 300 gr. Spire Points and 300 gr. FMJ round nosed bullets in mine. The Spire Points go into about 1.5 inches at 100 yards. The FMJ bullets hit the same place as the spire points and go into about 1 inch or a bit less at 100 yards; they're my varmint bullets. I don't think you'll find a much more economical bullet than the Hornadys.

Seedtick
October 24, 2009, 10:09 PM
Grumulkin said ...375 H&H Magnum, 300 gr. FMJ round nosed bullets... they're my varmint bullets.

:what: Big varmits in Ohio! :uhoh:

ST

Grumulkin
October 25, 2009, 08:28 AM
http://www.orchardphoto.com/d7zo12.jpgThat would be an African Wildcat taken with my "black rifle," a Blaser R 93 in 375 H&H Magnum.

Seedtick
October 25, 2009, 05:18 PM
Cool, nice kitty er I mean TIGERRRRR!!

:D

ST

ArchAngelCD
October 26, 2009, 02:12 AM
ForneyRider,
There is load data for the .375 H&H (http://www.nosler.com/index.php?p=15&b=375cal&s=335) using a 300gr Solid on the Nosler site. They tested their 300 Partition and Solid bullets with W760, RL-15 and IMR4350. It looks like W760 delivered the highest velocity by far and that load also delivered the good accuracy too.

ForneyRider
October 26, 2009, 12:36 PM
Sweet.

Yep, my dad claims to have taken a 'yote on the run with his model 70.

ForneyRider
October 26, 2009, 01:59 PM
http://www.nosler.com/index.php?p=15&b=375cal&s=335

So there is nothing special about loading for a solid rather than a jacketed bullet?

With the cost of ~$2 a bullet, I want to be close.

Kernel
October 26, 2009, 11:20 PM
It’s curious that so many like a powder as fast as the mid-speed RL-15 in this big ol’ magnum case. Calculations based on case volume, bore size, and bullet weight show that a slower powder like RL-19 would be a much better choice.

But even Alliant’s web site shows only one powder for the .375 H&H with 300 gr bullets, and that’s RL-15. Weird. It’s like limiting the .30-06 to powders no slower than H322.

ArchAngelCD
October 27, 2009, 04:57 AM
So there is nothing special about loading for a solid rather than a jacketed bullet?

With the cost of ~$2 a bullet, I want to be close.
It seems so according to Nosler. I'm guessing they know best what works well with their bullets. Like I said above, if you can find W760 I would give it a try. BTW, if you can't find W760 see if you can find H414 since they are both the same exact powders...

Grumulkin
October 27, 2009, 09:34 AM
A. No, there's nothing special about reloading for a solid rather than a jacketed bullet. Just like all bullets, some adjustments in load may be needed depending on the amount of bullet bearing surface and the material the jacket is made of.

Remember, there is a difference between an FMJ and an honest to goodness solid. The former has a jacket completely surrounding the front and sides of a lead (usually) core while the latter is made entirely of one material. Both types of bullets are referred to as solids, however.

B. In my opinion, RL-15 is THE powder for the 375 H&H Magnum and I have tried others.

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