In a year that saw the Titanic hit an iceberg and Ty Cobb
score the first run at Tiger Stadium also witnessed the birth of the .375
H&H Magnum. Originally called the .375 Belted rimless Nitro-Express, the
.375 H&H Mag was produced by Holland and Holland, a British ammo
manufacturer, and was only the second belted cartridge created. The belt was
added to the .375 H&H Magnum (in fact, the belted cartridge design was
created by H&H as well) for the purpose of head spacing and is mainly used
on extremely powerful calibers.
The .375 H&H Magnum was created for one major purpose;
big game hunters. American and British hunters headed to the African Safari
wanted a round that could bring down even the biggest of game without being the
size of a cigar, which was the case before the invention of smokeless powders.
The .375 H&H Magnum quickly became popular enough that, in 1025, US
manufacturer Winchester began making rifles in this cartridge.
The round continued to grow in popularity, seeing as it has
the ability to stop even an elephant. What was the tipping point that gave this
round the ability to remain popular, even today, was when African governments
began to regulate the size of bullet that was able to be used when hunting,
seeing as though the smaller cartridges would only wound and not kill. This
made the .375 H&H Magnum the go-to-round for any African hunt.
Each box contains 25 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer. It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.