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Will 375 H&H Mag work in a Model 94 calibered for 375 Win?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by kpd12, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. kpd12

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    My father has a Winchester Model 94 .375 Win that he recently purchased. As the caliber is no longer made I am finding it difficult to locate ammo. My buddy who has a gun shop has 375 H&H mag in the shop and said he read where it is compatible. I tried to call Winchester but it's Saturday and they aren't available. Can anyone here tell me if it's compatible? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. fredj338

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    Your buddy is sadly misinformed, no, the only thing they share is bore diameter. Everything else is diff. The 375win is a great lever gun round. Win still makes ammo, just on a seasonal basis. When you find it, buy 5-6 boxes. I reload for mine. http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/category/categoryId/302
     

  3. Preußen

    Preußen Wildey's here

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    They're two completely different cartridges that are NOT interchangeable

    .375 Winchester is a straight-walled, rimmed case
    .375 H&H is a bottle-necked, belted case
     
  4. DonD

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    Fredj338 and PreuBen are right on target a non starter from the get go.

    Very disappointing to see someone who runs a gunshop being so ignorant of firearms. Even worse would be if the guy tried to convert the gun, what a disaster that would be.

    If you want a .375 H&H get a gun designed for it. Don
     
  5. fredj338

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    There are people who know guns & ammo & then people that think they know.:whistling:
     
  6. kpd12

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    That's what I was thinking, but thought I would ask. Thanks for all the responses.
     
  7. fredj338

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    Keep in mind, there is almost zero compatability in ammo when it comes to rifle rounds. Unlike some handguns, rifles are pretty much cartridge specific platforms. If it's marked 7 rem mag, 30-06, 30-30, etc, that is all it shoots. About the only one that comes to mine would be a 45-120 chambering. You coulds shoot 45-110, 45-10, 45-90, 45-70, 45-60. It is straight walled, flanged so like the 38sp/357mag, it has some interchangeability.:wavey:
     
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    What if I have a rifle marked 7.62x53 MM is it safe to shoot .30-06 in it?

    My point is what is marked on the barrel might be the same name for different ammo in the box. There isn't much compatibility between different chamberings, but there are a lot of different names for the same chambering.

    Rifle calibers can be very confusing.

    But in this case the .375 H+H is not even close to the .375 Winchester.
     
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    Agree, 308wcf vs 7.62 nato, 280 rem vs 7mm express, but that is another name not a diff cart.:dunno:
     
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    Wow...I know it has already been stated...but wow.

    How in the world can a guy who runs a gun shop be sooooo incorrect? Holy cow, just in physical differences alone, the H&H looks like a SAM when compared to the .375 Winchester. Also, even if some crazy gunsmith did chamber it for the H&H...it would blow that Model 94 to smithereens. The only thing that would fire off, is Model 94 shrapnel in all directions.

    Go tell your buddy he is unqualified for his profession.
     
  11. MSgt Dotson

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    On the postive side, there is 0 percent chance of fitting .375 H&H in the mag tube, or, even directly into the chamber and closing the action....(thank goodness!)
     
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    Good point. Even if he bought ammo, no way is he hammering it into the chamber.:rofl:
     
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  13. BOGE

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    And you WILL promptly ruin the chamber on your rifle. Shiloh Sharps rebarrels many of their fine rifles each year for people that believe this myth. A rifle has a leade & throat and sometimes a freebore which is why this is not recommended. Handguns don´t hence you can shoot .38 Spcl. in .357 mag, .44 Spcl. in .44 Mag.
     
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    Oh I did not meant to imply it should be standard practice, I should have stated that, but it can be done. Much like shooting 458winmag in a Lott chamber. So not entirely a myth. No more so than shooting 38sp in a 357mag or 45Schofield in a 45colt lever gun. Not ideal for sure.