Hunting Pictures

Here is a picture of me with my .375 H&H Magnum and one of the bears taken on my June 1997 trip to Hornepayne, Ontario, Canada. My hunting partner Carl Young took the photo.


This is the boar I harvested north of Hornepayne, Ontario, Canada, with my Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum. I used a 300 grain Nosler Partition at about 2,500 fps to take the bear with one shot. I intended to use a 235 grain Speer Semi-Spitzer, but I only had the Noslers with me in the field at the time.


This moose was taken by Dave Koch near the Nushagak River approximately 40 miles outside of Dillingham, Alaska. Dave's hunting partner John O'Brien took the photo. Dave was using a Barnes 270 grain X Bullet, and the bull dropped at the shot. The rifle is a Winchester Model 70 stainless with its barrel cut down to 20" and sporting a Leupold 2.5x scout scope. Dave has a sister rifle in .416 Taylor for use in bear country. Thanks for the photo, Dave!

Chris Erickson of Tokriver Outfitters in Southeast Alaska was kind enough to provide some great photographs of some of the animals he and his clients have taken with .375's.  For more information, please follow the link to Chris' webpage.  Thanks Chris!

Black Bear (Homeshore area)

Moose (McDonald Creek area)

Sitka Blacktail (Mud Bay area)

Rikkie Schonken of R&R African Adventures sent these from Africa.  Thanks!


Rikkie and his Zulu tracker (Nosixwelo) with a 28" Nyala bull and his trusty .375.

Schalk van der berg sent the following two photos of a Cape Eland and a Rooibok.  Both were taken with a .375 H&H Magnum.  Schalk used to use Federal 300 grain High Energy Trophy Bonded Bear Claws, but at 2,700 fps, they tended to make a mess out of smaller game.  He now uses 300 grain Swift A-Frames at 2,364 fps which gie excellent expansion, weight retention and sub-MOA groupings.

Cape Eland

Martín J. Silván from Spain was kind enought to provide these wonderful photos of his rifle and a Silver Medal Jabalí he took with it.  The rifle is a Mauser Model 66S made in 1966. It is a heavy, well equilibrated and long barreled rifle.  The action is "retractil" (retractile), so the whole rifle is shorter than a common (normal) action. However, the rifle is not shorter because the barrel is longer. The rifle holds one bullet in the action and other 3 in the "cargador" (magazine).  Below is a photo of a target shot at 100 meters.  As you can see, all of the impacts where less than 4´5 cm, and most off them (5) are one by the other (like a peanut).  This is not bad for a 375 H&H, and indeed is not bad for any caliber. This is a submoa result!!

Martin J. Silván's Jabalí is in the photo below.  He shot the Jabalí and the target photo above the same week with the same ammunition. The cartbridges were "Federal," and the bullets used were 270 gr. "Semiblindadas" (partitions).  The Jabali was taken with just one shot at 50 meters in the neck, and this Jabalí is a Silver Medal trophy.

Jeremy McAninch from Oregon sent these photos in of the first animal he took with his new .375 H&H.  He was lucky enough to win the 375 Winchester Model 70 Super Express rifle on his birthday from a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raffle!  He scoped it with a 3x9 Leupold Vari x II and handloaded a 250 gr. Sierra Gameking that shot half inch groups at around 2700 fps.  Jerry took the rifle to his first Elk hunt in Idaho where he was hunting an area west of the Sawtooth National Forest.  On the second morning of his hunt, he spotted a herd from about a half mile away. He stalked to the closest ridge and saw the branch bull about 50 yards below the rest of the herd.  Knowing it was a long shot (Jerry guesses it to be about 400 yards), Jerry rested his .375 over a blow down and squezed of the first shot as the herd begin to feed into think timber. The bull humped up and stagered down the hill into a small patch of trees.  After a couple of wishful shots, Jerry says he reloaded, and the bull sickly walked out of the trees into the next opening.  A carefully placed shot took the bull behind the visible shoulder and exited out through the opposite shoulder leaving blood, bone, and lung matter around the furrow the exiting bullet left on the hillside.  The bull didn't know what hit him, and he rolled down the steep hillside.

Craig Huxley sent this photo of a nice boar that he took on 14 October 2000 near Goondoowindi, western Queensland. He spotted the boar in the center of a wheat field and shot it at about 200 meters on the run.  The 300 gr. RNSP bullet exited without a lot of energy transfer, so he says he's now going to try the Hornady 225 gr. SP which he hopes will be as accurate as the 300 gr. loads which would shoot .7" in strong wind (5 shots).

Larry Richards from Wyoming send in the following picture of an elk hit took with his .375 H&H.  Larry has taken 15 elk all total with several smaller magnums and other calibers that he owns, but he says this is by far the best of the lot. Larry purchased a Ruger #1 and fitted it with an older Redfield 6X.  Larry used this gun last year (1999), but due to warm weather, and the proliferation of ATV's here, elk were scarce at best. This year was a slightly different story. Larry shot this nice 6X6 opening day of elk season in Wyoming about a two miles from his family's cabin. The bull was milling around in the timber across a park from Larry and two of his cousins just before sunset. There was another bull with him, but neither of them were moving into the open. Larry waited and hoped that they would move off the timbered hillside into the open park below. When Larry realized this wasn't going to happen, this bull stepped into a small opening in the timber and turned broadside. Larry knew it was probably going to be his only shot, so he held a little above the back of the elk and squeezed the trigger. The bull stood for second after being struck and then went down. He slid off the steep hill side and went under a pine in some junipers. It took Larry and his cousins about 30 minutes to find him were he had stopped. The bullet entered just behind the shoulder and passed through a rib, and it just kept right on traveling out the other side between two ribs. The entrance and exit holes were both roughly 1" - 2" in diameter. The following day when they packed out the elk, they took along a laser range finder and measured the shot at 391 yards.   Larry worked up his own hand loads using a 270 grain Speer SBT with 760 Winchester ball powder. Larry chronographed the bullet at an average of 2634 fps just before elk season this year.   Great shot, Larry!

Dave Cozzi sent in this great picture of a nine foot brown bear that he shot with his .375 H&H on the Alaska Peninsula in October of 1999.  Dave used Remington Safari ammo with 300 gr. Swift A-Frames.  The bear was less than 100 yds. when he shot it.  The gun is a Sako 75 stainless synthetic with a Leupold 2.5x-8x Vari-X lll.  With this load and gun combo, Dave has been able to get three shot groups consistently less than an inch with a measured muzzle velocity of over 2,600 fps.  He finds this to be a "GREAT COMBINATION."  Thanks Dave!

Chris Fore sent in this photo of a boar he took in Oklahoma on January 1st, 2001, using a Remington Classic in .375 H&H.  The shot was approximately 40 yards using a Hornady 300 grain round nose at 2,600 fps.  The bullet entered behind the right shoulder and exited the left side of the neck killing the boar instantly.  Chris hunts boars quite often and has installed a set of Leupold QR mounts, Remington's express rear sight and an extra large white front bead on his rifle.  When stand hunting, he puts the scope on and if he's tracking or in the thick stuff, he takes the scope off and uses the express sights.  Chris finds that this combination works really well for him.

jjhackiewicz sent these photos.  He is an American who is also a certified Professional hunter in South Africa, and worked as a guide in Alaska for many years (see his website at www.customosteo.com).  He uses a .375 H&H nearly exclusive for my hunting and backup.  He finds that the .375 H&H does little damage to small animals but really flattens the big boys pretty well. He prefers Swift A-Frames in 270 grain for everthing but the thick skinned game. For the big stuff (buffalo, elephant, rhino), he uses Speer Tungsten Solids and Swift 300 grain A-Frames.

Here is a photo Bob Winkler sent in of a nice caribou he took in Alaska while hunting in the Mulchatna drainage basin.
Caribou

Nick Thorpe of South Africa sent in these photos of some "biltong" hunting he and his friend Pat Bester did.  The first photo is of Pat and his kudu, and the second photo is of Nick with a warthog he took.
Pat's KuduNick's Warthog

If you have a picture of something you harvested with your .375 H&H Magnum, please send me an e-mail about it and it may be added to the page!

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