Marlin 375 in 375 Winchester


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Flyboy73
November 10, 2010, 10:40 AM
I was looking at the local GM and they had a used Marlin 375 in 375 Winchester for $285. It was marked on the tag in .375 ruger. Seems like a pretty good deal. Although the .375 seems hard to find.

In what category does the .375 fall?

Is this a gun that is in demand or something that is a sleeper?

Brion

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MMCSRET
November 10, 2010, 11:18 AM
That is a great price!!!! assuming it is all there. Out here they are scarce and get snapped up in short order by horse people for a saddle gun. Great elk gun in timber. They go for 400$ average when ever one comes up, but it is a hand loaders cartridge to make it work up to potential.

Sam1911
November 10, 2010, 11:21 AM
I don't think there's a lot of demand for them, but it is a cool cartridge. 220 gr. bullet at about 2,000-2,100 fps. Great for any of the usual North American game critters out to 200 yds. probably.

For under $300, that would be a very nice rifle, I'd bet! Some have sold recently on the auction sites for $500+, so as long as it isn't rusty or beat to death, I'd jump on it.

Of course, you're going to need to reload. That's not a cartridge very many gun shops carry.

Asherdan
November 10, 2010, 11:27 AM
The 375 Win is a modernization of the 38-55. It is going obsolescent as far as I can tell, with the problems that supposes. Compared to what I've seen for sale prices, if the rifle is in good shape, that's an OK fine deal. AFAIK the Win Big Bore rifles and the Marlin were the only levers for the cartridge, so there is some scarcity there.

If you reload and have an interest in shoving a 220g bullet 2100fps or a 255g bullet 1900fps and cast 250g 1800fps it is a pretty spiffy rifle. I like the looks of the pistol gripped half-mag Marlins.

CraigC
November 10, 2010, 11:28 AM
That's cheap! I would be comfortable labelling the .375WCF as an excellent deer/hog/elk/moose cartridge.

MMCSRET
November 10, 2010, 05:48 PM
The ones that really command a premium in the same chambering are the few, very few, Savage 99s in 375. I've watched two of them sell for over 1000$ and they were shooters, not "as new" collectors.

788Ham
November 10, 2010, 11:44 PM
I happen to have one in my vault, this is the second one I've had, the Win. .375. My ex got rid of my first one, I'll not go there!! I found one about a year later, I even got the 3 boxes that were bought with it,including 2 boxes of the Big Bore 250 grains no longer available, too much for the lad I guess. It is truly a shooter, the 200 gr FN is a fantastic reload. I'm glad I found the second one, the .375, not wives!:D

airedaleman
November 11, 2010, 07:15 PM
Heck of a deal, if it's in anything near decent condition. You could probably near double your money by offering it to the folks at Marlinowners.com!

I'm an old Marlin hand, but prefer the "small bore" calibers...

kaferhaus
November 11, 2010, 09:46 PM
If you need another toy, why not? But from a practical side it has no real niche... the 30-30 works just as well ... and easier on the shoulder. And much cheaper to shoot or reload for.

As another poster said it's pretty much an obsolete cartridge.

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