375 H&H Mag.

Woodleigh Soft Nose 350 gr
Weight
22.7 g / 350 gr
Ballistic coefficient
0.321

Woodleigh Soft Nose 350 gr

Woodleigh Soft Nose 350 gr
Product number
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​​Velocity

V0 700 m/s 2300 f/s
V50 660 m/s 2179 f/s
V100 621 m/s 2062 f/s
V150 584 m/s 1949 f/s
V200 548 m/s 1840 f/s

Energy

E0 5559 J 4112 ft.-lb.
E50 4940 J 3692 ft.-lb.
E100 4376 J 3306 ft.-lb.
E150 3866 J 2954 ft.-lb.
E200 3407 J 2633 ft.-lb.

Winddrift

Winddrift in mm for a 5 m/s cross wind

Winddrift in inches for a 10 m.p.h cross wind

Zero range, meters

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X meter. For sights 40mm above bore

0 m 50 m 100 m 150 m 200 m
-40 8 -72 -216

Sighting distance in yards

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X yards. For sights 1,6 inch above bore

0 yds 50 yds 100 yds 150 yds 200 yds
-1.6 0.1 -2.2 -6.6

Momentum

0 m 50 m 100 m 150 m 200 m
15.900 15.000 14.100 13.200 12.400

375 H&H Mag.

When Holland & Holland designed this cartridge in 1912 a bullet diameter of .375” was considered a light medium bore. However, due to the relatively moderate recoil and the modern bullet design it soon became the most popular all-round cartridge for African hunting and has been so ever since. Due to the narrow shoulder of the cartridge the designers decided to incorporate a belt just behind the rim. Accordingly the cartridge originally was give the impressive title of: “ Holland & Holland’s .375 Belted Rimless Magnum Express.

The .375 was designed for use in a magnum length action, but as these were scarce before WW II many English gunmakers removed metal in front of the lower locking-lug in order to sufficiently enlarge the magazine of standard-length Mauser actions. As both options were costly, the case was soon used as a basis for a number of wildcats and commercial “short magnum” cartridges.

By modern standards one could consider the .375 H&H a .30-06 using a 9,5mm bullet, which isn’t a bad designation at all. With pointed bullets the .375 has a sufficiently flat trajectory to be used on most species, although unnecessary powerful for anything but the largest deer and bears in North America. It is also quite popular for moose hunting in Scandinavia, but it’s in Africa with her wide variety of antelopes and other game species that one can use the full potential of this great cartridge. With proper bullets the .375 it can be and is often being used for hunting buffalo and elephant, but it cannot be considered the best choice for this purpose.