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Thread: Anyone hunting with a 9.3x62

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    I also looked at whether it was worth looking at ,say 250gr load, faster flatter
    Then though, I have a 30 06 or that
    From what I can gather, 9.3x 62 set at say 2.75 to 3" high at 100 with a 286gr bullet @ 2350 ...........
    Well you do the math.
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    Yeah. I have other calibres for faster/flatter too. The 9.3 I am going to roll with the 286gr. as it was intended. I have used pretty light and fast calibres in the past, but at typical hunting ranges they like to turn things into hamburger. I really want to see if the job can be done better with a bigger and slower projectile and not destroy a large amount of meat like a hand grenade going off.

    It looks like 3" high at 100 with a 286@2400 will get me to about 225 yards for max point blank. So holding top of shoulders at 300 if I need to push the range. That's plenty for any kind of hunting I'll be doing.

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    My 1924 Mauser has no cross bolts and the stock is fine apart from a small chip at the tang.
    You probably will find a peep on the bases will be too high for the front sight, but I think Talley do a peep that mounts on their bases.
    Otherwise you might find a side mounted peep that swings out of the way. My old Bsa 22 has a Parker Hale peep like it, but I think they are like hens teeth.

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    My 1952 Husky has the beechwood stock and no cross bolts it's fine.

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    The 9.3x64 on a military Mauser has the cross bolt and came with a Williams peep but I would prefer a steel sight.

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    The most accurate and fastest killing DRT bullet in my 9.3's is the Norma Oryx at 2320 fps from the 62 and 2500 from x64B.

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    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

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    Hi John

    What were the projectiles recovered from ?

    I have yet to recover one from an animal with my 9.3x62.
    But haven't managed to get onto any wild cattle beasts yet.
    Using 286 gr Lapua mega's and 300gr swift A-frame's.

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    Likewise Akaroa never had one stop in an animal. Those samples all recovered from the same medium soft damp volcanic soil. The Oryx retained all most all it's weight and mushroomed most the Speer 270 lost 120 gr.
    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

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    @john m @akaroa1 this might explain the projectile differences. Note the pics are not mine, I "borrowed" them from nitroexpress.com

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    I've found the 270gr speers to be somewhat explosive at close ranges, made a real mess on the animals, fragments all through the wound channel.
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    The 286gr prvi works well and is cheap too. Gunworks has/had them for $86 for 100 projectiles.
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    That's a good price, I will try some of them.
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    Yep the 285gr privis work well and shoot well in my rifle, good terminal performance on game too.

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    Thanks for all the information. I'll check out the Privi bullets. I would like to try Partitions as well eventually but they are not in great supply around here it seems in 9.3.

    This article below is some testing of various 9.3x62 bullets into an elephant carcass to test penetration and weight retention. The Oryx did well. So did the Woodleighs. This test though was really shooting a tough animal hide so not sure how it translates to thin skinned NZ game. But it provided some interesting results:

    http://www.northforkbullets.com/imag...%20Article.pdf

    I took my Husqvarna apart tonight to clean it and give it a good inspection. The rifle weight is 3.09kgs (6lbs. 13.5ozs) which is pretty good. It is over 1lb. lighter than my bare weight Sako and about the same as my modern bare weight Winchester M70 Extreme Stainless. Not bad for a rifle that is over 50 years old. Husqvarna was making lightweight rifles before lightweight rifles were cool.

    I got my dies in and will soon have the brass. Once I get a scope mounted I can do some load development and see where this all shakes out.
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    a brand spanker 9.3x62 Sako Grizzly on the yellow site will get all you guys frothing
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    I have a spear set of 9.3x62 full length dies if anyone is interested

 

 

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