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    How dose it compaire to the 375 h&H?

    I have one of these and its very well manured to shoot.
    I dont think i would like to carry it for too long tho haha

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    It is just on the heals of a .375 H&H which is why in some African Countries it is also legal for the big 5. Recoil is much the same, as 9.3x62 rifles are built on standard actions like Tikka T3 Lite and are easy to carry all day.The .375 H&H is a magnum action and much heavier.My .270 and 30-06 kick with a sharper slap vs 9.3x62 which is more a big push.Its more fun fireing 40 rnds of 9.3x62 than 40 180 gr 30-06.They are popular with Aussie Sambar hunters for there knock down on these big animals.
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    I have hunted with one in Zim and really liked it. I shot My big Kudu with a 9.3x62 and it really did the business! (But then again I also used .308's on them as well with no worries.)
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    I've got a Mauser Model B Sporting rifle in 9.3x62, mine came from Rhodesia via a ex pat who was forced off the family farm. It had been in the family since the 1930's and although they had other rifles he recalled it had been taken on several long hunts (6 weeks to 3 months) by his father, who shot mostly buffalo and crocs. At some time the bolt had been replaced (with a factory Obendorf sporting bolt - how the hell did they get that), apparently there was a house fire and the rifles were saved but not the bolts. It c ame with some original ammo, including some 300 grain solids - not much call for them in Southland !!

    I have shot mine a bit, despite only being 7 lbs 3 oz its nice to use. I haven't hunted with it yet but will take it out sometime after Tahr or maybe after a red Stag in the bush (we have a Haast block this year - hmmm). It has tangent sights and I need to shoot it a bit to get comfortable enough to hit things beyond 100 yards !
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    Welcome to what appears to be a very exclusive club in NZ.The 9.3x62 is a very accurate mild well ballenced cartridge.When I was working on loads for mine I tried three different brands of 285/286 gr bullets two powder types and different powder charges.All shots at 100yds from all combinations went into the same 2" group. Never has that happened with any other rifle I've worked with.Follow what LJP says and you will love the results.The caliber also has a lot of history around the world. Enjoy!
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    got one in the gun safe also, it has been used in africa, we have a lion and leopard that it shot. I have never shot the thing but have always wanted to. We have about 60 rounds of norma 286 grain i think.... might have to get it out and start reloading for it.

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    Get the bugger out and use it you could be member #3.There are a few out there, just not that many getting any use.Warm that barrel up and let me know how it went.Do you have any photos of the rifle and/or lion ,leopard.
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    If anyone wants to join the 9.3 club I have just listed a few things on Trademe.

    Sako 85 9.3x62 | Trade Me

    Enjoy. (sorry for the hijack)

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    Hard core gun porn for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john m View Post
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    Get the bugger out and use it you could be member #3.There are a few out there, just not that many getting any use.Warm that barrel up and let me know how it went.Do you have any photos of the rifle and/or lion ,leopard.
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    Yeah mate will get some photos up tonight or tomorrow, the leopard is on the floor, its head and paws are mounted, i always stub my toe on the bugger haha. Lion is in storage. We also have a decent wapiti, unsure if it was shot with the rifle.

    The rifle is a mauser action with flip up open sights for 100, 200 and 300m. I will be keen to see what accuracy i can get from it. Will find out more details tonight.

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    If anyone wants some nice new Lapua 9.3x62 brass, get in touch, I picked some up from a member here but there are spares.

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    I borrowed one briefly while I lived in Victoria a while back. Very minimal meat damage, even on heavily muscled sambar stags. Same gun was used to good effect up NT on buff
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    Once you get your head around the large hole at moderate velocities you discover that animals die fast but you dont lose meat to explosive velocity-induced bruising.

    The 9.3 is a favourite of mine these days for deer sized critturs
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    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    Once you get your head around the large hole at moderate velocities you discover that animals die fast but you dont lose meat to explosive velocity-induced bruising.

    The 9.3 is a favourite of mine these days for deer sized critturs
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    Yep it works.A cartridge introduced in 1905 and gaining in popularity every year.And you can eat right up to the hole.

 

 

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