The H&H Magnums


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talldragon
January 10, 2012, 09:04 AM
Hey, I just had to do this... ;)

Anyway, just to gather one and all .300 H&H Magnum owners together; regardless the make of your rifle.

Actually, any H&H chambering and your are in! :D

Please post pics, and any other info. you care to share with the rest of us.

We love a good gun (esp. rifle ;) )story :).

I know,I know; pics!! Mine are in another thread here. I'll try to get some fresh one up later this week.

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SaxonPig
January 10, 2012, 10:12 AM
About 35 years ago I was in a gun shop with a friend. There was a discount table where I found about 10 boxes of 300 H&H ammo they couldn't sell and had marked down for clearance.

"You should buy it," my friend told me.

"I don't have a rifle in that caliber."

"It's only a matter of time."

Proved prophetic as I bought this Ruger last year. It's cool just saying "300 H&H."


http://www.fototime.com/B299FCB81F24AAF/standard.jpg

Lloyd Smale
January 10, 2012, 03:41 PM
hows your #1 shoot. Ive been giving serious thought to one lately.

joed
January 10, 2012, 05:28 PM
When I saw the Ruger #1 in .300 H&H last year I thought about buying one but passed only because I already had the Remington Classic chambered in the same. That is a nice rifle and I do regret not buying one.

joed
January 10, 2012, 05:29 PM
I'll have to get a picture of my Classic, odd that I don't have one other then the day I brought it home.

SaxonPig
January 10, 2012, 07:24 PM
Only shot it once so far but it seems like it will do OK.

BrocLuno
January 10, 2012, 09:20 PM
I'm joining as a wanna be. I have a 1917 that's been whacked that is destined for an H&H build. It'll be a while, but I'll get there :)

talldragon
January 11, 2012, 12:28 AM
To be fair, I'll throw in some story on my Savage :scrutiny:.

The previous owner had the rifle custom built at a hole-in-the-wall LGS by an "old school" 'smith.
It was intended for hunting, but never saw that duty; as the owner met an untimely end.

There was a complete RCBS reloading set with dies, primers, powder, everything! It was going to be tossed or just given away, as the inheriting family members have absolutely NO interest in guns.

I received the rifle (the reloading stuff went elsewhere, but I can get it back with a phone call ;)) about 3 months after and it has been in my RSC since 2009.

I will still get better pics, but for now, full size ones from my outing to Oroville 01/02/12

http://www.directcon.net/gmc248/Range%20day/Photo2233.jpg

http://www.directcon.net/gmc248/Range%20day/Photo2234.jpg

http://www.directcon.net/gmc248/Range%20day/Photo2235.jpg

http://www.directcon.net/gmc248/Range%20day/Photo2236.jpg


BTW, SaxonPig, Nice Ruger:D!

jnoble87
January 11, 2012, 03:02 AM
Beautiful rifle...But its a dead man's rifle....But I guess, since he didn't die with it or because of it, its fine to own. She's a beaut!

Geno
January 11, 2012, 06:24 AM
Awesome thread! Great looking No. 1 Saxon. talldragon, I like that 26" tube. I have always preferred long, heavy barrels. Now, we need someone to wander through here and post a picture of three of a pre-64, model 70 in .300 H&H Mag!! :cool:

The H&H Magnums take me back to the early 1960s, when my mother used to sit me in front of the TV for entertainment. Of course, the TV always ended up on various safari channels. As I have said before, the H&Hs carry a certain romance about them.

Geno

Lloyd Smale
January 11, 2012, 06:41 AM
thats what id really like to find but there rare on the gun market and when there there the owners are pretty proud of them. I'll have to get a picture of my Classic, odd that I don't have one other then the day I brought it home.

joed
January 11, 2012, 10:51 AM
About 5 years ago I came close to selling my Classic in .300 H&H at the LGS on consignment. I had one offer of $300. Took it back home and decided to keep it for that price. Hope I never get that hard up for cash.

culpeper99
March 27, 2012, 12:38 AM
.300 H&H Ruger Model No. 1

Greg Mercurio
March 27, 2012, 10:31 AM
I have a Ruger No. 1 that has now had 2 chamberings. 20 years ago I hade the original 24" barrel rechambered from .30-06 to .30-338 for a moose hunt in Alaska. Took my moose with the backup .375 H&H so the .30-338 really didn't get shot in the interim. Found a 26" .30-06 takeoff barrel a few months ago, bought it and had it rechambered to .300 H&H and swapped for the .30-338.

The .300 H&H is such a classic round, it's right there with the
.416 Rigby, the 7x57, and the .375 H&H. :D

talldragon
March 28, 2012, 01:28 AM
Culpepper99 & Greg M., Thanks for reviving this thread :) .
I almost forgot about it; I still need to get those pics up :banghead:.
Sometimes life gets in the way :uhoh:.

Ruger No.1 looks like a very robust design. Either one of you using optics on yours ? Still wondering if my 5-20X50 Tasco is overkill for my Savage 110.

SimplyChad
March 28, 2012, 03:05 PM
Thinking about getting a k98 made into a 375 H&H. Now I its close to the top of the list. :)

Boxhead
March 28, 2012, 09:47 PM
My BRNO 375 H&H. Currently at my 'smith having the barrel cut to 23" and a new banded front sight and sling swivel installed. Also getting the bolt handle blued.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/348375Tony7002.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/348375Tony7003.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/348375Tony7005.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/348375Tony7004.jpg

talldragon
March 29, 2012, 12:43 AM
Boxhead, Nice BRNO .375 H&H :).

When you get it back from your 'smith, post the pics here will ya?

Thanks!

Boxhead
March 29, 2012, 11:52 AM
Will do but I won't be home until September. Where abouts in NorCal?

talldragon
March 29, 2012, 09:17 PM
Sierra Nevada foothills.

TGReaper
March 29, 2012, 11:01 PM
Everyone needs a H&H. Mine is a Mod.70 Win.Super Express..375 H&H

http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo110/CeeFour573/M70375HHb.jpg

TGR

culpeper99
April 3, 2012, 12:07 AM
Culpepper99 & Greg M., Thanks for reviving this thread :) .
I almost forgot about it; I still need to get those pics up :banghead:.
Sometimes life gets in the way :uhoh:.

Ruger No.1 looks like a very robust design. Either one of you using optics on yours ? Still wondering if my 5-20X50 Tasco is overkill for my Savage 110.
Yes on the Ruger No. 1 optics: SII Sightron Bigsky 4-16x42mm Dot Reticle.

I have not started using reloads on it yet. Cheap Bitterroot hunting ammo so far. I need better ammo before I say it is accurate or not. But it is a hoot to shoot.

trapper500
April 3, 2012, 02:09 AM
My late uncle had a Remington mod. 721 26"
' in the 300 H&H Magnum he owned it for 47 years & they sold it right after he passed away he had Remington t ofit it with a new stock & she was a beauty wished i atleast had some oics of it for ya guys t osee it he is the one who got me into th e "MAGNUMS" & i havent lookedback since i have me a new Weatherby Vanguard sires 2 on layaway at my local gunshop & will have it paid off by October of this year i have already ordered me a new set of LEE dies for it & i have some brass forit & i have to buy me a pound of Ramshot Magnum powder & ill be set

semtav
November 24, 2012, 12:31 AM
talldragon wrote : To be fair, I'll throw in some story on my Savage

I just started on a venture to do about the same. Have a Stevens 200 coming and in the process of ordering a 26" McGowen Pre-fit varmint contour barrel and a Boyd stock.

Boxhead
November 24, 2012, 08:08 AM
My previously shown 375 BRNO with the barrel at 23", NECG front sight, Talley swivel band and a soft polish and reblue.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/EdImport16Sept601.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/EdImport16Sept605.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/EdImport16Sept603.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/EdImport16Sept604.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/boxhead61/EdImport16Sept606.jpg

SaxonPig
November 24, 2012, 10:54 AM
Are we back? OK.

Here's my 602 in 375 H&H:

http://www.fototime.com/03422849F51E6E6/standard.jpg



In the past few days I picked up a Remington Model 30 from Gunbroker and sent it off to a smith for rebuilding. It's a 30-06 and I will have it rechambered to 300 H&H.

jim in Anchorage
November 24, 2012, 03:12 PM
Boxhead- where did you get that safety? I have a 602 .375 and the factory safety is noisy beyond belief

jdh
November 24, 2012, 03:45 PM
Interarms Mark X in 375 H&H with 3X Leopold. Just a plain jane working gun.

Boxhead
November 24, 2012, 04:39 PM
That safety was on the rifle when I bought it. Ed LaPour makes them.

musicman10_1
November 24, 2012, 06:55 PM
Disregard the other two rifles in the picture. The bottom rifle is Ruger No. 1 in .375 H&H

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d139/musicman10_1/IMG_7310.jpg

1858
November 24, 2012, 07:59 PM
Kimber 8400 Talkeetna in .375 H&H Mag, Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40mm with RZ600 reticle and Talley stainless QD rings ... I couldn't be happier with this rifle/scope/rings combination.

http://thr.mcmxi.org/rifles/kimber/talkeetna/photos/kimber_talkeetna_01.jpg

http://thr.mcmxi.org/rifles/kimber/talkeetna/photos/kimber_talkeetna_02.jpg

culpeper99
November 25, 2012, 12:34 AM
A 700 Rem. BDL action, trued; Timney trigger set to 2 lbs; Rock Creek 5R stainless barrel, 26", #6 contour, chambered to .300 H & H; McMillan fiberglass stock HTG general purpose hunting model, green molded in color textured grip and fore-end. (Randy's Custom Custom Rifles, Wapiti, WY).

I've settled on Hornday brass, 68 gr H4831 @2800 fps MV. 190 gr. Sierra Matchking. Shoots .5 MOA at the proving grounds thus far. That is a standard Sightron Fixed 16x 30mm.

http://www.myculpeper.com/photos/M700_300HH.JPG

culpeper99
November 25, 2012, 12:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by talldragon View Post
Culpepper99 & Greg M., Thanks for reviving this thread .
I almost forgot about it; I still need to get those pics up .
Sometimes life gets in the way .

Ruger No.1 looks like a very robust design. Either one of you using optics on yours ? Still wondering if my 5-20X50 Tasco is overkill for my Savage 110.
Yes on the Ruger No. 1 optics: SII Sightron Bigsky 4-16x42mm Dot Reticle.

I have not started using reloads on it yet. Cheap Bitterroot hunting ammo so far. I need better ammo before I say it is accurate or not. But it is a hoot to shoot.

300 H&H requires hand loading. I've got my Ruger No. 1 shooting 1 moa with hand loads. Factory hunting ammo? forget about it.

jim in Anchorage
November 25, 2012, 01:09 AM
That safety was on the rifle when I bought it. Ed LaPour makes them.
I remember seeing them in rifle magazine years ago, did not know if they where still around. I see you are not using the set trigger. Choice or you don't have it?

semtav
November 25, 2012, 11:09 AM
SaxonPig wrote:
In the past few days I picked up a Remington Model 30 from Gunbroker and sent it off to a smith for rebuilding. It's a 30-06 and I will have it rechambered to 300 H&H.

That is what I started out planning. I have a 30 in heavy barrel 22-250. Hadn't found one at a decent price. Looks like the action would be great for it tho. Keep us updated when you get it back

semtav
December 28, 2012, 11:43 PM
300 H&H, Stevens 200, Mcgowen barrel, Boyds stock

http://imageshack.us/a/img713/7820/1002442k.jpg

Liberty1776
December 29, 2012, 03:10 PM
OK, it is totally cool that some guys are still getting rifles made for the .300 H&H. Mine's a Remington 721 with a custom stock. (Frantically searches for picture...) I'm currently thinning out the herd I have, to finance a trip to Africa to use her where she was intended...

culpeper99
December 29, 2012, 06:52 PM
That is my dream trip.

Flatbush Harry
December 30, 2012, 12:42 PM
Sorry, no pics but I have a Rem 700 XCR II in .375 H&H. It produces 3-shot <0.5" groups at 100 yards with my hand loads. I have it in a bedded B&C Medalist stock in Weatherby configuration and Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 scope in Leupy QR (quick release) bases and rings.

FH

gaerich
May 6, 2014, 10:36 AM
Just found this, 1955 MOdel 70 in 300 H&H

amflyer
May 6, 2014, 01:45 PM
CZ 550 in 375 H&H.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/amflyer/Gem.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/amflyer/Kudu.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/amflyer/Wart.jpg

Bobson
May 6, 2014, 02:15 PM
Lots of beautiful rifles in this thread.

Out of curiosity, why do some manufacturers put sling swivels on a barrel band? Doesn't that prevent using the sling to stabilize an offhand shot, because it would put pressure on the barrel and hinder accuracy?

amflyer
May 6, 2014, 03:10 PM
Bobson, in a rifle that has a bit of recoil, the last thing you want is a sling swivel smashing into your hand, especially when shooting off sticks. I really don't include a 375 in this category, but the 416's and 458's and up, for sure.

With the big rifles it's generally an up close and personal affair, and pinpoint accuracy isn't necessary. You're usually shooting standing from sticks, or kneeling, and neither do you have support from your support elbow (you switch knees when you use sticks from the kneeling, so your strong hand arm rests on your knee)

Bobson
May 6, 2014, 04:19 PM
Okay, that makes sense. Thanks for the answer. :)

culpeper99
May 6, 2014, 10:28 PM
A 700 Rem. BDL action, trued; Timney trigger set to 2 lbs; Rock Creek 5R stainless barrel, 26", #6 contour, chambered to .300 H & H; McMillan fiberglass stock HTG general purpose hunting model, green molded in color textured grip and fore-end. (Randy's Custom Custom Rifles, Wapiti, WY).

Oops! Must have lost my image hosting service. Target is just 100 yards.

agtman
May 8, 2014, 08:20 PM
Okay, I'll play on the H&H topic, since these cartridges are, ah ... "topical" again. ;)

Early Ruger #1 in 300H&H (not the later Boddington run).

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/0213v2-1.jpg (http://s372.photobucket.com/user/agtman/media/0213v2-1.jpg.html)

Lon Paul-customized BRNO ZZK 602 in .375 H&H.

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/BRNO-10.jpg (http://s372.photobucket.com/user/agtman/media/BRNO-10.jpg.html)

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/BRNO-3.jpg (http://s372.photobucket.com/user/agtman/media/BRNO-3.jpg.html)

AHR 550 DGR in .404 Jeffery ...

yeah, I know, techically it's not an "H&H," but hey, ... don't they all play together at some point? :D

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/Jeff-11.jpg (http://s372.photobucket.com/user/agtman/media/Jeff-11.jpg.html)

culpeper99
May 8, 2014, 09:02 PM
I love it!!!!

Robert
May 8, 2014, 10:01 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=165518&d=1338589367

My Winchester Safari Express in 375H&H. Once I got the bedding and crown fixed it became one heck of an accurate rifle.

yzguy87
May 9, 2014, 01:37 PM
agtman, that AHR is beautiful, but aren't they all!

SlamFire1
May 9, 2014, 02:53 PM
Pre 64 M70 in 300 H&H Magnum
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/M70%20pics/IMG_3843300HampHMagnum_zps1871ff13.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SlamFire/media/M70%20pics/IMG_3843300HampHMagnum_zps1871ff13.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/M70%20pics/IMG_3849300HampHonbarrel_zps2d42dd4b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SlamFire/media/M70%20pics/IMG_3849300HampHonbarrel_zps2d42dd4b.jpg.html)

Shoots well .

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/M70%20pics/300HampHMagnumpre64M70195mfgr_zps7ab30538.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/SlamFire/media/M70%20pics/300HampHMagnumpre64M70195mfgr_zps7ab30538.jpg.html)

natman
May 9, 2014, 09:34 PM
Beautiful rifle...But its a dead man's rifle....But I guess, since he didn't die with it or because of it, its fine to own. She's a beaut!

Heck, most of the rifles I own were owned at one time or another by someone who's passed on by now. Like you say as long as it wasn't directly involved you're just giving it a good home.

-------

The owner of the gun / hunting / fishing shop where I worked once asked me "I just heard of a cartridge called the 300 H&H Magnum. Never heard of it before. How rare is it?"

"Pretty rare" I replied. "I don't own even one."

"Oh, that rare"

--------

Never have had the pleasure of a 300 H&H. Have had a couple of 375s, including a Ruger No.1 that was the nastiest kicking rifle I ever hope to own. The Whitworth Mark X was not as bad. My 458 kicks more, but is much more bearable than the No. 1 was. Don't have a 375 at the moment, but that's subject to change.

agtman
May 10, 2014, 09:07 AM
Pre 64 M70 in 300 H&H Magnum.
Slamfire1 - What a classic beauty!


My Winchester Safari Express in 375H&H.
Once I got the bedding and crown fixed it became one heck of an accurate rifle..
Robert - I've seen several of the Win. SEs over the years, but yours is certainly the nicest. Great wood.

:cool:

talldragon
May 12, 2014, 05:42 PM
Some really nice rifles, gentlemen.
Glad to see this thread revived :).

For those who wonder:
The kick on the .300 H&H Mag. is appreciable, but not nasty. Crisp, solid; but controllable.
Mine is in storage currently. I hope to change it back to a wood stock. Not a fan of synthetics anyway.
Please, Carry on ! :D

Agsalaska
May 12, 2014, 07:31 PM
I really really really want a 300H&H. I have two relatives that have a .300WSM and a 300RUM. Both nice rifles. But I want the H&H for no other reason than it is an H&H.

Either a pre64 or a No.1. I will own one.

asmotj
May 13, 2014, 11:11 AM
Remington 721
.300 H&H Magnum
1949
Bushnell Banner with Prismatic rangefinder by Bausch Lomb 3-9x 40mm

More pics...

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee265/kc0yef/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/b11b6214-e7d2-4b6d-a9b2-f68316984927_zps32aa87e5.jpg

talldragon
June 10, 2014, 06:00 PM
I am in the middle of the Big "D" :(

Yes, this is gun related.... If I lose them I will be bummed.
But, they are replaceable.... to a degree.

Please, carry on. Great pics, Guys! :)

culpeper99
June 10, 2014, 09:56 PM
Hold on to them until the bitter end. Good luck and prayers.

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