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I'm gonna forget about buying a Weatherby and am just gonna buy a .375 instead.

But I'm caught between two:

A Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker /w BOSS, but no sights (I'll have my 'smith put irons on)

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A Winchester Model 70

(Both lefties)


I'll be putting a Loopy 3x9 with QD mounts.

I'll be hunting deer, pigs, blackbear, Jackrabbits and if I get lucky, elk. I also be doing some long range shooting. (Swingers out to 700 yds)


Any thoughts?



**EDITED TOO ADD**

Yes, I know I'm insane for doing this, but, oh well :D
 

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PH! Hows it going.......Either gun would be a good choice.It's all a matter of wich one fits you better and feels comfortable to you. What are you going to hunt with it?
 

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Hi Pigeonhunter... What cal. Weatherby were you going to get? The 375 seems like waaaaaaay too much for what you indicated you were going to use it for. Plus, it's not a very good long range round either.
 

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Well, I'm not gonna get the .375. (The common sense bug bit me)

But, I did find a SWEET Weatherby Mark V Ultralight in .257 WBY, so it's either gonna be that or a Savage Stainless in .308.
 

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I'm biased towards the .308, so you could imagine which way I'd probably go. You could do a lot more with it than you could the other. I don't know if I'd go with Savage if I were buying it for myself, but a lot of people seem to like them. It'll be your rifle, so whatever fits you the best.
 

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What's wrong with you pigeonhunter don't let common sense have a say, listen to that little voice inside your head that says "go on, you really want it, you can afford a .375" :lol: , you can always hunt groundhog with it if there are no game specis around of a size to warrent it :D .
 

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Mostly the belted mags are a bit much outside Alaska. Exceptions might be 7mm RM and 257 Wby just because it's ballistics are so nice.

I have a v. nice 7mm-08 browning for sale if you're interested.
 

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p-h...

Don't let these guys talk you into wimping out. :roll: And, for those who are less informed than you...the 375H&H with 270s will shoot just like a 30-06 with 180s for a good 300 yard rifle. Come on guys, check the ballistics. :idea: :idea: It will even shoot flatter with the good Nosler 260 gr Ballistic Tip BT with good handloads. :shock: It doesn't kick all that hard with the 260s, either.

Some day you will get to go to Africa or Australia and hunt a variety of big, bad buffalo. :D The 375 will do the job and be just fine for taking plains game in Africa or deer and pig varieties in Australia. If I can find a way to do this on my income, you can too. I can tell you how when the time comes. :wink: :D

The 375 H&H is the ultimate all around round, without any question. You NEED one, trust me. :wink: 8)

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By the way, DO put sights on the 375 or buy one with sights already there. Your choice of scope is fine. I have a 2X7 Leupold and vintage Weaver K3 60-B P&CH in Leupold QD mounts on my pre '64 Winchester 375 and a 3X9 Leupold in vintage Pachmayr Lo-Swing Top Mount on my Interarms Alaskan. At 3X, the 3X9 Loopy has about 4.7" eye relief. :p

Both of course have good open sights, and the scopes all work well in close quarters at minimum power. IMHO, a detachable or swing mount is the only way to scope a 375. It is a BIG game rifle, and sometimes the big game has to be followed up into crummy places where a fast close shot is necessary.

BESIDES, it is just a kick (pun...) to shoot. 8)
 
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