Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Westmoreland and Elk Counties
Re: .338 Win Mag vs. .375 H&H
I disagree totally about some of the recoil info posted here. I think the .375 is worse. I have a .338 Win Mag in a Ruger Hawkeye and shoot 250 grain bullets out of it. It is a pussycat to me. No problem at all. I have shot deer, black bear, several caribou, moose and a grizzly with the .338 Win Mag and find it to be a very effective killer of game. It absolutely flattened my grizzly in it's tracks. Obviously, the .375 is effective also. I have shot several eland in Africa, a gemsbok, a blesbok and an imapla with my PH's Musgrave .375 H&H. I would not say the recoil is punishing, but to me it is more than the .338. A .375 is unnecessary in North America. The .338 is more vesatile, a shorter action, has more readily available ammo and is good for any game in North america.
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