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Thread: Anyone hunting with a 9.3x62

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    Anyone hunting with a 9.3x62

    I can't be the only one.Rifles are available from Ruger,Tikka,CZ and Zastava to name just a few.Ammo is usually there the next day but is rather spendy.Reloading components no problem with a good selection of 9.3 [.366] projectiles.This is a caliber that really packs a punch but is mild to shoot and in all my years hunting never have I come across another hunter with one.I see them for sale sometimes in shops and trademe so they are out there.I am loading Norma Oryx 285 gr and nothing shot so far has moved more than 3m and that was because that deer fell down a bank.If one of this team has used the Nosler 250 gr accubond on deer at longer ranges I would like to know how they perform and the load used as I've just got some to try.A bonus with the 9.3x62 is the lack of meat damage but the internals are torn up bad.

    .243 30-30 303 9.3x62 250 gr Nosler Accubond 285 gr Norma Oryx

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    fark ! do you know something we don't about those fiordland moose ?

    nice beefy projectile
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    So it's you the zoo calls when the elephants escape . . .
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    Thats pretty big

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    I had a factory Husky 9.3x62....just used factory Lapua with the 285gr Mega projectiles as Belmont at the time had a whole stack of it at a resonable price. I still remember the look on my hunting guides face down south when I turned up with it - I had the last laugh & shot a chamois, two red deer & a pig at some resonable ranges. He took one look & offered me his 243....I politley declined as I had spent quite some time carefully zeroing the rifle & checking drops out to 400 yards. I always found it a no fuss round, recoil wasn't too bad either. Range it, allow correct holdover, squeeze trigger, boomflop, look for next target
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    Used my uncles Brno chambered for the 9.3x62 in a South Africa a few times, was a beatiful rifle and a joy to shoot. Worked like magic on blue wildebeest.
    They are very popular over there and also in Europe.

    The minimum calbre for thick skinned DG in most African countries is .375 but some countries make an exception for the 9.3x62.

    Awesome calibre!
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    Mine is also a Husky 1952 very accurate 1.5"groups at 200yds.I have no problem out to 400 but the 250 accubond should stretch this a bit more.The smallest kill a feral cat the largest an escaped steer the 9.3x62 made no distinction for size both bang flop dead right there and both about 80 yds.
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    I would love one. I nice Husky would be nice too, you got any photos of your rifle?

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    9.3x62 is the bottom one, top .243

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeinB View Post
    So it's you the zoo calls when the elephants escape . . .
    Nah, there is always a staff member on duty with rifles and a shottie (including a safari calibre).
    They practise at the North Auckland NZDA range every 3 months.
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    Great caliber - you also get a 232grn projectile, which should be perfect for NZ game.

    Good to see more guys with something other than a 7/08.
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    No but I am on call if the African lions kept near me get out.Who would turn down that opportunityI do have the necessary fire power.
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    Nice rifles John, Thanks.

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    I also have a very nice double rifle in .450x3 1/4" with about 15 loaded rounds .7/08 whats that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by john m View Post
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    No but I am on call if the African lions kept near me get out.Who would turn down that opportunityI do have the necessary fire power.
    John
    Plus you might get to work with 2 of the zoo keepers with licenses/on duty. Both are quite tidy...
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