Welcome wingnuut! developed by Marlin to compete with the Winchester Big Bore series, just over 16000 produced, from 1980-1983, in the hard hitting .375 winchester cartridge,
it launches a 200 grn jacketed flat point @2400 fps or a 220 grn @2150 fps, a real thumper, filling the niche between the 30-30 & 45-70.
It was not very successful by sales standards, but has a sort of small cult following, and is a handloading deal, as ammo is only produced by Winchester in limited runs.
I have one and "love it" !! and yes it is a 336 frame. Any others feel free to chime in! Hang on to it as it will increase in value!! or I can take it off your hands! he he he!
The reality is this is the worst idea Marlin ever had that's why only 16000 were made. I have heard stories of .375win bullets just bouncing off of deer and the deer picking the slugs up throwing them back and injuring the hunter. Hunters have been written out of wills when family members heard they used a Marlin 375. DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!! Too avoid any further ridicule and embarrassment ship it to my house. Don't forget it include $100 along with the rifle as a disposal fee.
2400fps with a 200gr bullet is doable in the 375 winchester.
It hits harder than its paper ballistics indicate. Hodgdon lists some 2400fps loads in 24" barrels, so that figure will drop 100fps or more in a 20" tube
Factory ammo does about 2100fps with the 200gr bullet and the 250gr factory loads will do 1850f-1900fps. The 348 winchester would do 2500fps with 200gr bullets along with the 358 Winchester and the 338 Marlin Express, so its close in power to these medium bores.
Its a great deer/black bear/wild boar cartridge and I've played with 4 of them.
It just looks so puny next to my 444, ha ha. and i'm shooting 240gr bullets at 2400fps and 265gr at 2300fps and 300gr at 2100fps.
I agree hyphenated, I have seen the light ! It is now my life's goal to rid the world of this horrendous tragedy. I am going to confiscate every one I can find.
I might as well get rid of all those .356 winchesters too !!
Yes tahoe2...the .356win is another caliber that should never have happened. Those too can be shipped to my home for disposal. I will make a display of .356's and .375's for all future generations to see. Armed with this knowledge, maybe these mistakes will never be repeated.
we should form an alliance, and the world will be a better place because of us !!!
those pesky, oddball blunt nosed cartridges will kept under control ! we should probably get rid of the .405 Winchester and the .348 too !!
gentlemen, if any of these seem to be bothering you and you find them offensive, i will kindly provide a home for those malcontents! i will provide this service free of charge and even pay for the shipping. i will gladly give them the attention they need and provide a good home for the strays. anything i can do to help some fellow members out will be a worthy sacrifice on my part and just want all you to know i do this gladly and without reservation.
My apologies to wingnuut for getting caught up in all this silliness. The truth of the matter is the .375win chambered in your Model 375 is a great combination. It is basically a .38-55 on steroids. As you may have gathered it does have some collector value now, since they have been out of production for almost 30 years. I would take it hunting and enjoy it if it was mine.
Big Bore...they do occasionally come up for sale at gun shows and auction sites. However, the prices are not for the faint of heart. If you find one for sale you have to jump on it because they get snapped up quick.
Recently a friend of mine had an opportunity to buy one. Deal included a nice shaped 375, with a older Redfield wide view scope, dies, cases, (not sure how many) and bullets for $600.00 and he passed it up! The timing wasn't good for me. Hopefully I'll come across another deal like that someday. Oh well.
I had found one that a guy wanted to sell................ then he backed out...... something about " been in the family"..... That was about 2 years ago................. I am still pounting about it................ have not seen one since................
I have a Marlin 375 that has only been shot 4 or 5 times! Mint condition! I want to sell it to get a smaller caliber for my 9 year old to shoot! I will get some pics posted within the next day. If you are interested please email me at: [email protected]
Great caliber! I have a friend in Colorado who uses his 375 for elk and mulies. He has been using it with about an 80% success ratio over the years. He is the second owner, having bought it in 1988. Uses 220 gr bullets exclusively. He bought a lifetime supply of bullets and brass in 1992 for $150. What a score, 4K bullets and 500 pieces of brass.
If I ever find a clean example, I'm getting it quick.