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Can .308Win do everything that .375H&H do?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AirPower, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. AirPower

    AirPower Well-Known Member

    Can .308Win do everything that .375H&H can do?

    I have a Winchester M70 in .375HH and also Remington 700 in .308. I'm trying to see if I could pair down to just 1 bolt hunting rifle, and that'll be 700 .308.

    So my question is if 308 can do everything 375 can do, or would I regret selling the .375 down the road? By the way, I'm not going to Africa.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
  2. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Well-Known Member

    For Alabama yes, .........for Alaska no...
  3. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    Thread over!
  4. federalfarmer

    federalfarmer Well-Known Member

    Inside of 75 yards in the lower 48........maybe. Big bears excluded. How do they say it? dead is dead.

    However why not have 2? (and I like the 2 you have)
  5. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Well-Known Member

    No, it can't cost as much for ammo, nor can it recoil as heavily.

    Unless you have a specific need for a .375, why?
  6. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    Sure...it will go boom, recoil, kill stuff and make holes...but comparing the two...in the sense you are insinuating....

    and the question...can the 308 do everything the 375 can do!

    Santa aint comin' to your house! Your a bad boy!

    If you must jettison one of them...toss the 375, unless of course your in big critter country.
  7. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    Which one do you shoot with best accuracy?
  8. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    I shoot them about the same in sporting rifles. No fair with a 9pound + .308 which would be like my 14 pound bull barrel .375, which I built because I thought " Dang, I wonder what that Sierra 300 Boat tail at 2700 fps from a 28" barrel would do at 1000 yards!"
  9. 257WM_CDL-SF

    257WM_CDL-SF Well-Known Member

    id keep the 375 H&H just in case
  10. Kernel

    Kernel Well-Known Member

    If you roll your own the .375 H&H can be downloaded to .38-55 levels. A tack driver that kicks like a kitten.

    With creative handloading the H&H can do everything the .308 can do (and with similar recoil), but the opposite is not true.
  11. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Well-Known Member

    What year is that Winchester M-70 in .375H&H ? If it`s a pre-64, it`s a no-brainer, keep it. If not, keep it anyway. :)
  12. Gaiudo

    Gaiudo Well-Known Member

    .308 can't transect an Elk cow hip to shoulder at 75 yards in deep timber. .375... no problem.
  13. tomaz45

    tomaz45 Well-Known Member

    The question isn't CAN IT, but SHOULD IT HAVE TO. More deer have fallen to the 22LR than any other round but that doesn't make it right. Since you have the rifles, use them as the tools they are. We all have a resonsibility to maintain ethics in our approach to our sport.
  14. shaggy430

    shaggy430 Well-Known Member

    I doubt that.
  15. tomaz45

    tomaz45 Well-Known Member

    If you doubt th comment about the 22LR, I would suggest you check with your local Game Dept. as to what the poachers are using in your area. Here on the border, it's a 22.
  16. navyretired 1

    navyretired 1 Well-Known Member

    The 308 Win can't do everything a 375 HH can do but it can do everthing YOU need.
  17. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    Where do you live and hunt?
  18. AirPower

    AirPower Well-Known Member

    I'm up here in WA state, so we have some woodland, and it seems .308 is most 1 hit knock down for games around here. As for the Winchester M70, it's a recent make, but it's a Classic model so it's got the controlled feed. It's a very nice rifle, feels more robust than the Remington.

    Thanks for all the responses, I think I'll just keep them both for now, I just can't bear watching that Winchester staying in the safe all the time.
  19. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    So put the .308 in the safe, and shoot the .375!:)

    There's no doubt that the .375 will do everything a .308 can do. And you sure don't have to go all the way to Africa to use it to its potential, either, if you live in Washington.
  20. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    I knew it!

    Nobody can rid themselves of a .375H&H!

    It's like a bad itch that wont go away, and you just have to scratch it! lol heheheh

    Merry Christmas!

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