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Old 05-02-2021, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default 375 h&h factory gun - Remington, Winchester, Kimber

Iím looking into getting a factory 375 h&h rifle with express sights. Not wanting to spend a fortune and Iím not going dangerous game hunting right now - so doesnít have to be a controlled round feed action.

Does anyone have input on the best accuracy potential between the following factory rifles?

- Remington 700 Classic
- Kimber Talkeetna
- Winchester model 70 super express (recent manufacture)

It will be a moderate range elk and Nilgai rifle.

Thanks for the input!
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:58 AM   #2
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I was gonna say pre-64 Win, but you axed it, so I'm gonna say the Kimber 1st, Win 2nd.
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Old 05-02-2021, 10:33 AM   #3
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I would go with a Remington just in case it doesn’t live up to the level of accuracy you are looking for there is more aftermarket support and every Smith works on a Remington 700
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Old 05-02-2021, 10:45 AM   #4
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My coworker went through a similar exercise a few years ago, before a trip to Africa. He wound up with a Ruger No1 and is thrilled with it.
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Don’t rule out the CZ550
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:12 AM   #6
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Donít rule out the CZ550
Not sure about the CZ 375 H&Hs, I am pretty sure BRNO makes some of the CZ guns or they are sold as CZ. I know that the BRNO 375 H&Hs the chambers are not close to what a actual 375 H&H chamber should be, the case fits very loose. They say when you fire a round out of a BRNO 375, it does not look like a 375 H&H anymore and won't fit in any other 375 H&H. I want to say brass fired in a BRNO 375 H&H, is just scrap brass, not really good for reloading as 375 H&H.

most CZs are great rifles and BRNOs are considered one of the best African big game guns, but the BRNO 375 H&Hs are supposed to be one to stay away from, because of the chambers are way loose. But, because the BRNOs are considered to be so good, some guys buy them anyway in 375 H&H and have them rebarreled. They are supposed to be some very reliable, durable guns. Just somehow BRNO does not seem to have a good ream for the 375 H&H.
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:16 AM   #7
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From what you are describing, I would probably look at a Winchester model 70 Express or a Remington 700. The 700 should be more accurate.

The CZ or BRNOs are great choices if you can find one that the chamber has been reamed with a good ream.
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:31 AM   #8
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Winchester mod 70 with the classic action. A CRF for me on a rifle like that is a must.

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Old 05-02-2021, 11:47 AM   #9
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You can probably find what you are looking for on accuratereloading.com classifieds
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Old 05-02-2021, 12:59 PM   #10
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I had a Ruger Alaskan in 375 Ruger, it would shoot under an inch with handloads. I traded it for a Ruger African in 416, it shoots about 1 1/2 at 100. The fit and finish is perfect.
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I’ve got one in the Browning A Bolt with the Boss system and the Remington 700, the Browning definitely shoots better but the Remington cycles a little smoother. My go to pig gun is the Browning.
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Old 05-02-2021, 01:52 PM   #12
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I like the Winchester with CRF action.
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My dad has taken his m70 Safari express chambered in .375 to Africa a couple of times and it been a great gun. Despite the chamber and payload it actually is much more shooter friendly than some 300 Wins I have shot over the years.


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Old 05-03-2021, 10:03 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the input, the kimber seems like it's a good fit for what I would want to do with it - but the classic wood and blued look of the winchester crf is what I originally had in mind...

Decisions, Decisions
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Old 05-03-2021, 11:12 AM   #15
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Don't overthink it. In the $1000 plus or minus price range you can find some good stuff. The best deals no one knows about are the Whitworth express rifles built on Interarms actions. I really like my CZ550, and there are a lot for sale (though that's relative given the caliber). You'll also find a lot of of M70s both in controlled round and push feed actions. The 700 Classics can command a premium and they're a touch light, but some years ago Remington made a limited edition .375H&H that was basically a SPS with iron sites. Definitely look at the classifieds on accuratereloading.com. It's a great group of guys who shoot a lot of big guns.
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:15 PM   #16
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Donít rule out the CZ550
I have a CZ 550 and love it. Their action is very stout and it feeds reliably. Accuracy is sub MOA with several factory and hand loads.
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I have a CZ 550 and love it. Their action is very stout and it feeds reliably. Accuracy is sub MOA with several factory and hand loads.
Amen. I have three guns built on the CZ 550 and another action sitting on my desk. Also gets you 5 down! Just don't get one with that terrible European stock.
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:37 PM   #18
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Amen. I have three guns built on the CZ 550 and another action sitting on my desk. Also gets you 5 down! Just don't get one with that terrible European stock.

Yep.... 5 down is great and the express sights are quite nice. 2 folding leaf sights and one fixed. You are right about the "hog's back stock". Very ugly.
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I was able to find a cherry condition Winchester Model 70 375 H&H that was built in 1964 several years ago. It is a wonderful gun and had I not found it I was going to get the CZ 550.
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:29 PM   #20
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gotcha, lots of love for CZ. Ill have to add that to the list - 5 down is a bonus
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:35 PM   #21
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There are a number of Sako 85 models in 375H&H both blued/wood and stainless versions.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:05 AM   #22
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Well, looks like the CZís are discontinued. Does anyone know of one in stock at a local shop that has the traditional stock?

I found 1 online but it has that weird euro style hog back stock
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