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#202975 - 10/29/19 12:17 AM 375 Win non-lead bullet
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So my hunting handguns include a 357 mag, 30/30AI, 445 super mag and a 375 Win. Here in stupid Calif. I have to use non lead bullets. So far, I have found good bullets for everything except the 375 Win. Any suggestions?

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#202976 - 10/29/19 03:19 AM Re: 375 Win non-lead bullet [Re: abner]
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https://www.midwayusa.com/bullets/br?cid...ectedSort=False

14 non lead bullets .375'' diameter listed on MIDWAYUSA..

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#202977 - 10/29/19 04:29 AM Re: 375 Win non-lead bullet [Re: sw282]
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LeHigh Defense offers there controlled fracturing in .375 in 175gr and 185gr. No personal experience but I?ve read good things.


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#202989 - 10/29/19 07:58 PM Re: 375 Win non-lead bullet [Re: Embalmer883]
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Also, 250 gr. Lehigh fracturing. Performing better than Xs in deer, bear.

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#202993 - 10/29/19 09:22 PM Re: 375 Win non-lead bullet [Re: wvhitman]
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Of the non-lead bullets offered by Midway, most are Barnes. My muzzle velocity is barely above the speed needed to expand. They are unfortunately out. Seems the main opinion is that I should try the Lehigh fracturing bullets. I'll try some and do some expansion tests at my velocity and see how they do. Thanks for the help.

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#203032 - 10/31/19 05:30 PM Re: 375 Win non-lead bullet [Re: abner]
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I have looked at Maker bullets before but never used any nor talked to anyone who has.
https://makerbullets.com/products.php?cat=3&scri=53

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#203075 - 11/01/19 11:50 PM Re: 375 Win non-lead bullet [Re: karl]
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Lehigh is probably your best bet.
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#203091 - 11/02/19 07:20 PM Re: 375 Win non-lead bullet [Re: Chance Weldon]
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Thanks guys. I'll let you know the test results after I decide on which one and get them to the range.

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#203131 - 11/04/19 03:54 AM Re: 375 Win non-lead bullet [Re: abner]
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Not sure if it will expand at your speed but hornady makes a GMX 250gr .375

https://www.hornady.com/bullets/rifle/375-cal-375-250-gr-gmx#!/

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#203726 - 11/24/19 09:42 AM Re: 375 Win non-lead bullet [Re: Embalmer883]
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Abner, did you get a chance to get any lehigh bullets yet? i am also shooting a 375 win and looking for an alternative bullet for elk hunting. i am thinking the 250grn recommended by wvhitman.i am currently shooting sierra 200 grn'ers but thought alittle more weight would be good

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