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376 STEYR. Anyone have direct experience with it?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jluck, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I just finished my long range build and My gun A.D.D. is acting up again. I feel I am in "need" of a heavy bullet bone buster-medium size game brush rifle and double duty loaner rifle. I am a Steyr guy, Always seem to like the obscure stuff.

    I have my eye on the Steyr scout or Prohunter in .376 Steyr, I think it would make a great round for my needs and looks to be good to about 400 yards while packing a heck of a wallop for a medium size cartridge.

    Does anyone here have one or have had real experience with this cartridge? I see them getting somewhat popular in the hand cannon world too. I don't mind hunting down ammo or components for it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Looked at a Steyr Prohunter in .376 for a couple years at a dealer and wish I had picked it up.

    Owned a .375 Ruger for a while and it was really fun to shoot and definitely hit hard.

    Just do it.
     
  3. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I also have a thing for the .375 Ruger (impressive round on paper), Likewise if I can actually get my mits on Steyr Alaskan in .375 Ruger, I will, But they are real hard to find.
     
  4. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Steyr Alaskan in .375 Ruger would be awesome since ammo is much more available in factory form if needed. Only thing holding me back from another .375 Ruger or Steyr is the initial cost of the gun for something I won't be using for years.
     
  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Someone out there must have one...
     
  6. Darkker

    Darkker Mesa, Wa Active Member

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    Built one a few years back, on a savage.
    Was still in Idaho chasing elk and moose. Used it in Montana once also for bear.

    It was fine, the components were expensive, and not at the local drugstore.
    I never could get that rifle to shoot bug holes, and it kicked pretty good; which meant I didn't shoot as much as I should have.

    That last part was it's ultimate downfall for me. If I don't shoot hundreds to thousands of rounds in a cartridge, I lose interest. I never found that cartridge to do anything that my 308 wouldn't do, in terms of stopping an animal.

    YMMV,
    I say buy if you are interested.
     
  7. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Did you ever harvest a animal with it? thoughts?