Anyone hunting with a 9.3x62

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by john m, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. john m

    john m Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. ebf

    ebf safkiwi

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

    nice beefy projectile :thumbsup:
     
  3. HeinB

    HeinB Well-Known Member

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    So it's you the zoo calls when the elephants escape . . . :D
     
  4. Toby

    Toby Gone But Not Forgotten

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    Thats pretty big
     
  5. LJP

    LJP Well-Known Member

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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 :thumbsup:
     
  6. Spudattack

    Spudattack Numzane

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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!
     
  7. john m

    john m Well-Known Member

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    LJP & Spudattack
    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.
    John
     
  8. Wildman

    Wildman Staff Member

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    I would love one. I nice Husky would be nice too, you got any photos of your rifle?
     
  9. john m

    john m Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. Hendrik470

    Hendrik470 Well-Known Member

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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. :thumbsup:
     
  12. john m

    john m Well-Known Member

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    HeinB
    No but I am on call if the African lions kept near me get out.Who would turn down that opportunity:thumbsup:I do have the necessary fire power.
    John
     
  13. Wildman

    Wildman Staff Member

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    Nice rifles John, Thanks.
     
  14. john m

    john m Well-Known Member

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    Hendrik
    I also have a very nice double rifle in .450x3 1/4" with about 15 loaded rounds .7/08 whats that?:p
    John
     
  15. dogmatix

    dogmatix Well-Known Member

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    Plus you might get to work with 2 of the zoo keepers with licenses/on duty. Both are quite tidy... ;)
     
  16. 199p

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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
     
  17. john m

    john m Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  18. Kudu

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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.)
     
  19. Tentman

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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 !
     
  20. john m

    john m Well-Known Member

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    Tentman
    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!
    John
     

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