I suppose it could be a very tall tale i never took much stock in it but i figured i would bring it up since i have heard it from more than one place as for the 378 doing the same thing i figured maybe the extra velocity may help w/ that besides the weatherby calibers are better long range shooters many benchrest long range shooters use them maybe not the 378 cuz its a killer to shoot. as for the 338 win mag being the most common alaskan resident caliber i have to disagree ALOT of people up there use wby calibers even my uncle who doesnt hunt that lives up there has a 300 wby mag he takes w/ him to his cabin in the event of a dangerous situation. anyways I like the 375 H&H someday ill own one hopefully soon. I dont think the difference is significant enough to even worry about but i would go for the wby for the added confidence but thats just me and my .02.wwb said:If you can't kill it with a .375 H&H, you can't kill it with a .378 Wby. With a 300 grain bullet, the Wby has a couple hundred feet per second more at the muzzle - but they both have enough energy to knock over a locomotive.
If the shot is well-placed, either will do the job. If the shot is NOT well-placed, some bear is gonna have you for lunch before he dies - I don't care what kind of cannon you're shooting.
By the way, a .375 H&H deflecting off the skull of a bear sounds to me like a VERY tall tale. Plus, if a .375 H&H deflected, so would a .378 Wby - they aren't that much different. Also, based on my experience, the .338 Win Mag is by far the most common Alaskan resident caliber.... and the .30-'06 is second.
I don't want to sound like a grouchy old fart, but there are too many people who can't shoot, but think that an artillery piece will compensate for their lack of ability.
The extra fps would increase the yaw on contact and if anything increase the chances. ANY non Cirrillo designed pin grabber bullet (and I wouldn't bet against them deflecting) will deflect given a shallow enough angle.markIVbigblock said:I suppose it could be a very tall tale i never took much stock in it but i figured i would bring it up since i have heard it from more than one place as for the 378 doing the same thing i figured maybe the extra velocity may help