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The H&H Magnums

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by talldragon, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. talldragon

    talldragon Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    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."

  3. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Well-Known Member

    hows your #1 shoot. Ive been giving serious thought to one lately.
  4. joed

    joed Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. joed

    joed Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    Only shot it once so far but it seems like it will do OK.
  7. BrocLuno

    BrocLuno Well-Known Member

    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 :)
  8. talldragon

    talldragon Well-Known Member

    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





    BTW, SaxonPig, Nice Ruger:D!
  9. jnoble87

    jnoble87 Well-Known Member

    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!
  10. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    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.

  11. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. joed

    joed Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. culpeper99

    culpeper99 Member

    .300 H&H Ruger Model No. 1
  14. Greg Mercurio

    Greg Mercurio Well-Known Member

    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
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  15. talldragon

    talldragon Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. SimplyChad

    SimplyChad Well-Known Member

    Thinking about getting a k98 made into a 375 H&H. Now I its close to the top of the list. :)
  17. Boxhead

    Boxhead Well-Known Member

    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.




  18. talldragon

    talldragon Well-Known Member

    Boxhead, Nice BRNO .375 H&H :).

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

  19. Boxhead

    Boxhead Well-Known Member

    Will do but I won't be home until September. Where abouts in NorCal?
  20. talldragon

    talldragon Well-Known Member

    Sierra Nevada foothills.

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