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Old 25 September 2018, 19:15
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Since the only option I can find for non-lead 375WIN projectiles that work in a lever gun/tube mag is the Nosler 260gr solid.

Would it be safe to use 375 projectiles for the 375H&H if they were single loaded then one more in the mag to be used for hunting? If so, this opens far more options.

I was thinking about Barnes 230 TSX. Per the Berger twist rate calculator this bullet is very stable. This is also the shortest 375 at 1.225 inches.

Your thoughts?

http://www.barnesbullets.com/bullets/tsx/
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Old 25 September 2018, 21:33
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I cant see why not. The reason for the flat nosed projectiles in the tube is avoidance of a primer strike under recoil and spring pressure in the magazine by the pointed bullet..

The 375 WIN headspaces on the case rim.. the chamber isnt going to know or care if the projectile is longer or shorter, pointier or flatter, etc.. as long as you dont exceed recommended cartridge over all length, you should be good to go (barnes TSX and TTSX are typically a good bit longer than counterpart traditional lead core bullets of the same weight)..

TSX and TTSX meet all of the CA lead free requirements.. and are hammers... 230 grains at standard 375 WIN speeds will drop anything on 2 or 4 legs that lives inside the borders of your home state..
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Old 25 September 2018, 21:50
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Thanks, mdwest. I was thinking the same.
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Would it be safe to use 375 projectiles for the 375H&H if they were single loaded then one more in the mag to be used for hunting? If so, this opens far more options.
Perfectly legit. I've had several folks over the years tell me they used pointed .338 bullets in their 33 WCF rifles in the same way. The only concern aside from OAL is to ensure that the fit of the bullet is nice and tight in the neck of the case. Recoil can drive the bullet back into the case neck and screw up feeding.
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Since the only option I can find for non-lead 375WIN projectiles that work in a lever gun/tube mag is the Nosler 260gr solid.

Would it be safe to use 375 projectiles for the 375H&H if they were single loaded then one more in the mag to be used for hunting? If so, this opens far more options.

I was thinking about Barnes 230 TSX. Per the Berger twist rate calculator this bullet is very stable. This is also the shortest 375 at 1.225 inches.

Your thoughts?

http://www.barnesbullets.com/bullets/tsx/
Lehigh Defense makes some non-lead bullets in 375 that would be suitable for deer and other lighter game. They're $$ but you wouldn't need that many. For use in a lever action tube mag, carry one in the chamber and one in the magazine and no problems.

https://www.lehighdefense.com/collections/bullets/products/375-controlled-fracturing-185gr-bullet?variant=36100517448

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Also, Starline just announced they're going to make 375 Win and 348 Win brass, so the scarcity issue is over. S/F....Ken M
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