For sure. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction; that is one of the physical laws of our universe. My sako shoots pretty much what ever I feed it, another plus. Shoots as flat as a 270 Win with the power of the 375 H&H. I never shot anything with my 338 RUM, but have killed several CA pigs very dead with the H&H. I like the 338 a lot, it makes a lot of sense for a hunter of big game, but so dose 15 or 20 other cartridges you would name also. for a free forum account |  Upgrade to a Supporting Forum Membership | Manage Your Account/Update Password. In an attempt to increase the authority and efficiency of the .375 H&H Roy Weatherby blew out the case body dimensions of the H&H cartridge … Definately, the 340 does tend to be a bit more assertive... Ingwe, Ingwe, Ingwe, how can you say that th 340 lacks "cool" factor? Says it all about the 340 Weatherby Mag. In the brush definitely the 375. I found that a 210 Barne's X or 210 Nosler Partition will be all you need for the most part thou some rifles will shoot the 225's or 250 gr bullets a little better. I guess the answer would depend on your recoil tolerance. 340 Weatherby Magnum vs water bottle ... 1:32. Welcome! Mag and enjoys a cult-like following. After tap dances with several 338's,the 340(a buddy's I got to shoot and load for a lot),the 358 STA before it "was",and the 375AI,I just settled on the H&H round in an 8 pound rifle.Hunting with some of them and watching them all work on game(except the AI)I concluded there was no difference. Only because it was the barrel on the Blaser R-93 that I wanted. The H&H can be fired in a 375 Weatherby. 340 Weatherby Magnum Produced 1963 Shooting a .338 caliber bullet, the 340 Weatherby was designed as a response to the 338 Winchester Mag. Moose are not bullet proof, Its finding one to shoot and then getting one out from where you shot it to the cooler that is the hard part. Marishka. I’d much rather put a box of .375 H&H downrange at one sitting than a box of .340 Weatherby. So, thanks but I'd take the .375 H&H over any .340 Weatherby ever made. My brothers 300 RUM's recoil is significantly harder than anything I've ever gotten from any load out of my .340, Elmer Keith? Casey, Kevin, I have found the same to be true, the RUM's are kik'n SOB's. It has Roy Weatherby’s distinctive double-radius shoulder which, to my knowledge has never been proven to have any real advantage. AccuBond at 2941 fps. That is not the case with the .338 Lapua or the .338 RUM. Fourth Place: .340 Weatherby Magnum, 31.4 Points. Many wildcats and the .375 Weatherby Magnum have the body taper removed and have a sharpened shoulder angle, increasing case capacity and velocity. The .340 Wby didn’t hit the streets until 1962 after Winchester had proved the value of the .338 caliber with its .338 Win Mag of 1958 based, big surprise, on the H&H case. Register forums are viewable by anyone, and may be read by clicking the forum headings I have a accubrake on my ULW 300WBY and it reduces recoil to about my 30-06 that is a few pounds heavier so if recoil is any issue count it as a cost of buying the rifle and have it done. but I shot fine, I hunted a couple of years with it and it when into the safe and sat there for a decade before I sold it. I got the .340 in a "practical" sense as my "anything in the Western Hemisphere" rifle. The .375 Weatherby Magnum and its big brother, the .378 Weatherby, offer an increase in velocity (500 fps for the big .378!) Yes, they are very versatile cartridges...all of them.Your observation on the recoil is interesting...wonder if it relates to what JB wrote about "muzzle pressure" a few years back,ie less with the 340 with the same bullet weights as the 300's? The .340 hits harder on the back end of the rifle; the .375 hits harder on the target. 250 gr. I guess I am a minority here, but I don't notice a whole lot of difference between my 340 and my two 375s I have owned. Each new Weatherby set speed records and helped fix the belted magnum mystique. I believe in both also. The 340 does shoot flatter. With that being said, I love the big(er) bores. It had a break on the dam thing and it was loud. Absolutely, fun? In field tests the .340 clearly out performs the 300 Ultra mag, .338 win mag. The 340 starts a 250 gr bullet at 2900 fps;the 375 H&H starts a 250 gr bullet at 2900 fps.Zeroed 3"+ at 100 yards,300 yard impact will be so similar you can't tell the difference between the cartridges. Currently A-square is the only other factory ammunition producer of the .340 Weatherby Magnum, which has led to limited popularity of the caliber. Once I got all the screws tight and a scope mounted, the rifle once I got it zeroed shot very well with 210 gr Nosler Loads in Weatherby Ammo. My Sako .375 is a breeze to shoot; recoil is there but very tolerable. With either, be sure the shot is toward the road. Ingwe, your differentian between cool and mega-cool is acceptable. I found the dam thing to be to heavy to carry all day in the Elk Mountain's I hunted and built the rifle for. Ingwe: Yes, the trajectory is similar to the 30/06/165;and the 270 with 150.At 400 yards that load is down about 14".O'Connor always said the 375 is a great,big 30/06 or 270. After many years out of production, the 375 was reintroduced in 2001. the last is the 375 Weatherby. and even rivals the larger .375 H&H, providing a much flatter shooting and harder hitting performance. By enlarging the case to hold more powder, Roy Weatherby was able to achieve 200 more fps than the respected Holland & Holland version. Now have many more rifles, but never bought another .340 - it's a great rifle for certain shooters in certain specialized applications, but not an AAR for me. Long barrel long range the 340. True enough, the case design is no longer “modern.” Based on the full-length .300 H&H case with body taper removed, the case length of 2.825 inches requires a .375 H&H-length action. I drooled over a left handed double in the Holland and Holland store in New York but just couldn't scare up the $150K. Dang it, you guys need to stop talking up the 375 H&H. Purchase and Download for $19.99 at the following links: Apple Devices. The 340 breaks STD Leupold mounts like no other cartridge I know of. Supersite offers several membership levels. .375 is a bigger push, .340 is quicker; equally uncomfortable. Hey! Re: 375 h&h vs 340 weatherby - 01/03/10 I have shot both a bit, the 375 on elk and in Africa, the 340 on about eight bull elk. All times are GMT-9. You can make a rifle that you can carry and still shoot it when you need to. So I bought the thing and a pile of ammo to go with it. I remember seeing a post of that rifle before.. As to the recoil, I find them to feel about the same. I like both of them. I had forgotten how good a hunting cartridge that one is. Bob, having been a Medium Bore Whore my entire life, I don't have a one anymore. This I know can have a 375 H&H fired out of it in a pinch with less accuracy but it can be done if something happens to your ammo. for a free forum account |  Upgrade to a Supporting Forum Membership |. IIRC, the 378 Weatherby like is quite a bit larger in diameter thann the H&H. Register History. Ruger Vs. H&H. This 360-page book is a great resource for any Alaska moose hunter, regardless of experience level. With a fat, unbelted case based on the .404 Jeffery case necked down it has more case capacity than the .375 Weatherby, thus in handloads is potentially faster. Not that you could observe and draw any conclusions from. The parent .300 cartridge is in turn based on the full length .375 H&H case necked down to .338” with a double radius case shoulder. However, Roy took advantage of the longer case to pack in more powder for greater velocity. Good stuff, Casey. More of just a different way to skin a cat. We hunt and shoot for enjoyment so I would go with whatever floats your boat. Acually outside of the really big DG it's enough for Africa but that wasn't really my intent. below. Introduced in 1944, the .375 Weatherby is an improved version of the .375 Holland & Holland. To avoid exceeding the required maximum overall cartridge length of 3.340 inches, bullets have to be … The contents of the Alaska Outdoors Supersite 1629; Cancelled bear hunt so I could get this; Re: 300 wby vs. 340 … I've never fired a 340, but had a 338 RUM that was the most vicious recoiling rifle I ever fired. Hornady engineers did a good job of making the .375 Ruger case short enough to work in the standard-length Ruger Model 77 Hawkeye action while at the same time giving it enough girth to increase capacity a bit beyond that of the .375 H&H case. Left to right: .376 Steyr, .375 Flanged Magnum, .375 H&H Magnum, .375 Ruger, .375 Weatherby Magnum, .375 Remington Ultra Magnum and .378 Weatherby Magnum. 375 H&H Vs 375 Ruger Part I of II Godzilla Vs Mothera…With Handload Data by ©RGI Media, Inc - Published with permission I was disappointed with both Ruger and Hornady during the introduction of the new 375 Ruger cartridge and firearms. GREAT cartridge! Matter of a fact when I was in high school we had to a do a research paper on someone prominent in history, I chose Elmer Keith. Like the H&H and Weatherby it requires a full-length (.375 H&H) action. Secondly, while I am not particularly recoil-sensitive, the .338 Winchester Magnum—especially in a less-than-perfect-fitting rifle—can be snotty off the bench, and the .340 Weatherby can be downright nasty. The cartridge is blown out, improved and provided with the Weatherby double radius shoulder – given the Weatherby treatment – version of the .375 H&H Magnum. Oct 20, 2009 #20 rosco Of all the 338's to be had the 338 Winnie is the best of the bunch. Shootist: You're correct.In looking at your trajectory table I see the same things I have been seeing for 20-30 years with a wide variety of 7mm and 300 magnums with a variety of bullets. For your security, To post to our forums, please register. I find the recoil of the 340 to be more jarring in rifles of comparable weight. I have shot a 378 for almost 20 years for elk hunting, ridiculous? The 330 Dakota shot great in the Ruger # 1 I hand built. if it was a elk my choice would be a 340Roy and if it was a elephant would go with the 375 H&H..... its moose im not wonering with is better i now the 2 are relly good choices but with 1 hits harder that u can see the animal got hit buy its reaction. Too many other variables that can't be controlled in the field. This means that the momentum of a rifle's reaction will exactly equal the momentum of the bullet and powder gasses ejected from the barrel. We drove out to the woods, got out of the car and there I am standing in my suit and he hands me the gun with a big grin on his face. The .375 will only reliably kill everything deader than hell. Many elk and a couple moose on trips to Alaska are not around to argue either. My friend out in Mc Carthy Alaska, shoots them with a 7mm-08 and Federal 140 gr Nosler Partitions buys a couple of boxes ever 10 years or so. Joined: Jun 23, 2012 Messages: 32 ... Currently A-square is the only other factory ammunition producer of the .340 Weatherby Magnum which has led to limited popularity of the caliber. The .375 Weatherby Magnum (9.5×73mmB) is a medium-bore rifle cartridge. from what i read the faster the bullet the more meet damage but i don't shot the shoulder i shot the vitels so would the 340 kill faster? the same username and password for all areas. Then the bullet will kill, clean, cook, and pack out the moose all in 1 shot. If he can sleep on it, it's all good. I think this Mark V .340 falls somewhere in between Cool and Mega Cool. your account management area, forums and University require login. By Chuck Hawks. With medium barrel in a do it all rifle the 375. Problem solve just get both of them. sd,likely you're right...I dunno as,other than some load work for 270 gr bullets and some 300 gr factory stuff, I have shot nothing but the 250 gr for quite a few years now. Weatherby Firearms has continued the tradition of high-velocity, flat-shooting cartridges when the company released the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum in 2016. As for recoil, even out of my sub-six-pound MG Arms Ultra-Light , it is a mild push instead of a sharp crack like the .300 Wby., and it prints half-MOA groups all day long. Please use Learn more! The 338 Lapua has a case capacity of 114.2 gr of water, while the 340 Weatherby- 98.0 gr, 338 Remington Ultra Mag- 113 gr., and the capacity of 338-378 Weatherby is 125 gr. as does the .375 Remington Ultra Magnum, but the greatest threat came along in 2007, with Hornady’s development of the .375 Ruger. with caliber would hit harder from 1-300 yards the 340 has more energy but the 375 has bigger mass and bigger caliber. In other words, you can load a .338-caliber 300-grain bullet on the .340, and this bullet has a greater potential for penetration than a 300-grain bullet used on the .375 H&H, because of the greater SD. Bob , I think chamber dimentions have alot to do with it , but that was the situation with my rifles......a mid seventies push feed M-70 with a BUNCH of free-bore , and a Whitworth with a pretty snug throat . In the end you have to be able to put the bullet were it needs to go. My 338 rum runs 225 gr accubonds over 3200 fps... smack down deluxe. Either way the result will be the same. Adam Weatherby's First Harvest with 6.5-300 Cartridge: Proving Grounds ... Hippo & Crocodile. One of my heros. The 338 lapua mag was developed from day one to be a long range target round. While the .375 H&H wears the crown for the bore diameter, there have been challengers. I am a Weatherby guy so I say 340, but I will also add a 300 mag of any sort is plenty for anything other than great bears in North America. This page was generated at 1 minute ago. Thou it was heavy and the recoil was their it shot 230 gr Winchester Fail Safes into very small groups at 200 yards. Had a friend that was buddies with him and sure wish I would have had a chance to meet him. The 340 was a USA Maine Made MK V SS that I got for a song, the guy that had it could not shoot it. the best is the 340 necked up to 375.........(grin). The .375 RUM made its debut in 2000. The 375 will do anything the 338 or 340 will do only better and saying "375 H&H" is way cool. I feel that the 338 lacks the cool factor but the 340 in a Remmie or 70 or #1 just plain has cool all over it... Well...we DO know it will "cool" elk to ambient temperature pretty quick... Come to think of it when I first started making brass for my 340 I recall Hagel getting me to use H&H brass, does that count? Bryan: You have made good points, but keep in mind that penetration depends a lot on bullet construction and SD. is based on the .300 Weatherby case, slightly shortened to 71.76mm which gives the latter considerably greater powder capacity. The Alaska Moose Hunting Guidebook is now available for Apple devices and for Amazon Kindle. What's great about this chambering is that it will still digest factory .375 H&H as well as .375 Weatherby ammo. This was the gun he brought to shoot. Unlike other improved versions of the .375 H&H Magnum like the .375 Ackley Improved, the .375 Weatherby Magnum is not a wildcat … I would guess if we could survery dead critters they would not be able to tell a difference, dead is dead. Joined Dec 13, 2000 Messages 5,176 Location La Palma, CA, USA. He too believes his is the better mouse trap. Re: 340 Weatherby vs. 338 lapua It was created by Weatherby as an alternative to the 338 win mag hunting load and no one ever developed a match bullet for it. The .340 Wby Mag. It's more than the .338, which I also considered, but not by any huge extent. Shoot what ever it its is that you want to shoot. Over the years I shot and hunted with 338 Winnie 340 Weatherby and an 330 Dakota. The 340 is basically the 334 OKH. Take your moose hunt to the next level! This cartridge is the result of giving the “Weatherby treatment” to the legendary 375 H&H. IMO one of Roy's best creations. It to became a safe queen. It's not right to pick on a man's couch. BUY NOW My vote: 375 H&H. Hammerdown, tell us about your 338 RUM, just for S&G. In field tests the .340 clearly outperforms the 300 Ultra mag, .338 Win mag. Either will work well at said distances. Alright, hope everyone knows I was being a smarta$$. I just didn't want the lesser informed who may be viewing the thread to become misguided. With the .340 case you can also form brass from .300 wby, or with a little fire forming you can also make cases from the .375 H&H and others. Well, I am glad that what I did fear was some the reasons for these has to to with the user, not the gun and also to that Weatherby did use poor bullets, a good bullet in 375 H&H may not be a good bullet in a 378 WM, same to be with a 450 NE vs a 460 WB. Elmer understood clearly that it was impossible to overkill an animal but quite possible to under kill one. 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