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Thread: Anyone hunting with a 9.3x62

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    Even the 9.3x57 is not to be sneezed at - if the Scandanavians whack moose with it it must be good enough too
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    got 9.3x62 out last week, was firing 286grain norma factory ammo, old as. The recoil was very, very minimal, was shooting down onto a pond, 300 yards away (yes it was safe). impact was a bit erratic and so was recoil/sound/time the projectile took to get there. What do you guys reckon? damp powder? does old ammo go "off" so to speak?

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    Some ammo does go bad with time could be powder or primers.Pull the projectiles, dump powder and fire the primers then reload.65.5 gr AR2209 =2350fps with 286gr Nosler Partition or Vit N540 62gr =2511 fps with 250gr Nosler Accubond.These are good loads in my 1952 Husky, less than MOA. Recoil is never an issue with the 9.3 for me I find it firm but soft on the shoulder if that makes sense.
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    ok need to get me some dies haha. might use the gun for the roar, will post some photos if i get anything with it

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    I have several packets of 9.3x57 Norma ammo from the 1960's here and it is all going bad. The steel-jacketed base to the bullets are rusting in the cases , and setting off a reaction with the powder. Neck cracks and corrosion at the shoulder is common , and when you pull the bullets the powder is caked and lumpy inside. I would suggest if you have old ammo of uncertain storage history you think about pulling the bullets and cleaning them up , then using them in modern brass with new powder. Its a calibre that will surprise you with its efficiency - and as they say about larger bores - you can eat right up to the edge of the bullet hole in your deer.
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    I made my longest range kill with the 9.3x62 this evening a rabbit at 330 yds. Prone just off the elbows,very happy with a hit on a stags head size target at that sort of range.Also the Accu-Range Reticle graduations work with the 285 gr Norma oryx out to 360 yds.Those Central Otago Reds had better watch out.

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    I recovered a bullet today after shooting over the chrony to check if a primer brand change had changed anything.

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    Neat big bullet. Really have to work on getting myself one.

    Make sure to put up some pic of any stags you slay with it this roar John.

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    Hope there is a stag with my name on it in the Kakanui Mountains,I will be hunting the Taieri area around Patearoa for Ducks, and the rivers that run out of the Kakanui's last week in April and first two of May.Saw 17 deer in this river valley in 90mins last year no shots taken.

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    Nice John, Ill be in the Wainak next too so fingers crossed.

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    Hello John, out of curiosity what rifle are you shooting in the 9.3x62? I would like to get one soon, even though most keep trying to talk me out of it recommending the 7mm or the .30. Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ Lux View Post
    Hello John, out of curiosity what rifle are you shooting in the 9.3x62? I would like to get one soon, even though most keep trying to talk me out of it recommending the 7mm or the .30. Regards
    Go on mate, get a big bore! (Although technically a 9.3 is a medium bore!) They are addictive and you never have to worry that your bullet "might not penetrate to the vitals"
    They also give a very satisfying boom!
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    Mine is a Husky born 1952 photo on page one. There are quite a few Huskys out there mine cost $700 with 40 loaded rounds one box Norma factory rounds 100 projectiles reloading dies and neck size die from a gun shop who were selling on behalf. Most hunters have never heard of this most usefull caliber with 108 years of exemplary performance in Africa and Europe.
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    also available as a brand spanking new Tikka T3
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    The CZ full stock looks real nice.

 

 

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