Even in an ever-more-crowded field, the .375 H&H Mag. remains one of the few truly “great” cartridges. For more than a century, the medium bore has proven its merit on all manner of game, up to and including pachyderms. In fact, in some countries its .375"-diameter bullet is the smallest permitted for hunting dangerous game. In North America it’s a favorite among bear, elk and moose hunters—especially for Alaskans. Despite the “medium-bore” moniker, the .375 H&H Mag.—unsurprisingly—generates generous perceived recoil, particularly in lightweight rifles. However, full-strength ammunition isn’t always needed. For practice or the pursuit of non-dangerous species at reasonable ranges, try the reduced-recoil recipe below. Make no mistake, the load is no pushover; energy levels exceed those of standard, 165-gr. .308 Win. ammunition—at the muzzle and at 200 yds.—with a .375"-diameter (pre-expanded) bullet to boot. Please note that the 53,000 C.U.P.-load, which is found on Hodgdon’s Powder Co.’s website, should be adhered to exactly—no component substitution or changing charges.
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Although Bergmann’s products never received the notoriety of the Luger, the Broomhandle or the Colt M1911, he nevertheless set many milestones in firearm development—including making the first pistol to achieve genuine commercial success. How’s that for extraordinary?
Born from a desire for a faster and flatter shooting cartridge, the .32-20 Winchester Center Fire cartridge came to the world stage at the end of the 19th century as a popular option for revolvers and lever-action rifles alike, but its popularity eventually dwindled as the 20th century progressed.