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BigDanS wrote: »
slightly off topic... If you are taking your gun to Africa, and you have 50 perfectly tested handloaded rounds, how do you get them there? Can the ammo go in the cargo hold separate from the gun? And what are the "import" requirements when you land in Jo'Burg?
scarface wrote: »
Thanks for all of the info guys! My brother was at the LGS today and looked at the CZ and Ruger. The Ruger was in .375 Ruger and the CZ was .375 H&H. He is torn on the decision and really digs both rifles. I am just anxious to see what he buys so I can shoot it too!
cpj wrote: »
That 375 Ruger has really got my interest ever since i was discussing it with a certain someone whos is working on one for another someone.Of course, i need one like i need a hole in the head...
MileHighShooter wrote: »
BigSlug have you decided which improved version you are going with? The 375 JRS is probably the easiest to get loading dies for without having extremely long waits or custom reamers.
snake284 wrote: »
I will go along with MHS. CZ makes some nice rifles in that cartridge. Also, have you considered the 375 Ruger? I don't think you can beat it for the money, and they tell me it's equal to the H&H or very close.
But there's no flies in the Winchester's soup either. Any of those three you can get very reasonably.
Bigslug wrote: »
Current thinking is the standard 40 degree Ackley Improved version of the standard H&H. No shortage of access to dies, reamers, etc... Seems to pretty closely duplicate the capacity and performance of the Ruger - though I'm more after an Improved version for better headspace control rather than extra power.
I've had a hard time finding cartridge dimension diagrams for a lot of the wildcats - having had to resort to one of my 'smith's old books to find the AI blueprint. I'm curious about dimensions for the JRS and the Mashburn versions. If you can find any links to those, you're way ahead of me.
Bigslug wrote: »
Nikon seems to be making pretty good glass for the cash, and have never heard a bad word. It should more than do the job for you.
Money is always a factor, but ponder a moment on what's being built here - this is not a "need" rifle, like a kid's first .30-06. It is a "want" rifle being bought by someone who probably already has the basic bases covered. Since the guns we're discussing have iron sights, the scope is kind of a "want" item even after the rifle is acquired.
The two platforms being pondered are a very nice, classically-styled European rifle, and a semi-tradtional American big bore sporter. The intended use of both is the classic semi-aristocratic pursuit of chasing large game on the Dark Continent.
Keeping all of that in mind, there's something kinda "eeeeeew" about hanging a Japanese scope on either gun - no matter how good the scope might be. Kinda like low profiles and spinners on a 4-door Benz. Save the money and do it right.
scarface wrote: »
Here is the Leupold my bro is looking at. http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/scopes/vx-6-riflescopes/vx-6-1-6x24mm-cds-illum-reticle/
I like this scope, but I think it limits his use of the rifle in North America. What do you all think.
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