I use my .375 H&H on Reds, cracking for big southern stags on the top edge of big southern valleys, can save a lot of dragging
The stag in the photo was shot with a 250 grn swift A frame courtesy of a mate of mine in Cornwall. If he had cleared the fence he had a very, very steep valley to fall down
I've changed the pretty Sako in the picture for a Synthetic Remington and put a huge Wildcat Moderator on it how I can use it Wildboar without stressing the neighbours.
Sam - I don't, but I know a man who does. He primarily uses it for trips to Africa, but he has used it on red deer and with the right reloads it certainly does the job.
What I can say is that, having fired the .375H&H on the range, I will be sticking to my .308 A year later the scar has almost cleared up!
Others on this forum can advise far better than I, but I'd be interested to know what questions might be asked if you put in a variation for a .375H&H and the primary reason was deer control. I would guess it depends upon the ground.
Not sure I'd have felt comfortable using the .308 on the boar in Wayne's photo however
I love the .375 and feel that it is very appropriate for red deer, especially the ones that we have here in lowland England, which can be absolute monsters when compared with their Highland cousins.
Recoil is really not too bad, over a short range session. I shoot a Blaser .375 which weighs about the same as a Twiglet but find it very manageable, with the Blaser recoil reducer in place.
There are only really three downsides:
(1) Trajectory, which is not quite as flat as, say, a 30-06, a possible problem in the hills, but not in the woods
(2) The Plod. According to their guidance notes, .375 should be approved primarily for African use and this might prove a problem, depending on the attitude of your local force. I believe, however, that it is possible to approve an African rifle for UK deer once the African trip is over.
(3) Energy limits on MOD ranges, which will require special procedure for any reasonably stompy calibre.
How do you you get on with the Blaser in .375?
How much difference does the recoil reducer make?
I love my Blasers but I was a bit scared to buy one in .375 after owning one in 300wsm that was enough of a handful without the moderator.