If we didn't have the stupid limit on how many hunting guns we can own in Norway, I would build myself a 375x62 :)
Going to a .375 bullet makes it legal for DG in all African countries, and you can use it in any long action like a standard Mauser action and have good magazine capacity.
The ballistics will be the same as a 9.3x62 and as far as I know you will have lots more bullets to choose from when using .375 bullets.
yes i know that but it just seems a lot to do for little gain. if you get around to it let me know as it would be interesting. i will just stick to my standard 9.3`s for the time being and let you do the experimenting :D
.458 Winchester Magnum
Closely followed by the .350 Remington Magnum!
If it,s game killed then in the US,it would have to be
45 cal ball
as far as me
I hunt with
223 Ruger Varmmit bolt gun
44mag,,Ruger auto loader Carbine
308 Savage 99f lever
Like women, is never enough and the next one is the one you do not have, I let you choose the three you like the most...
But I probably if I can not have them stay with 22lr, 270 win and 9,3 x 62
I know it says 3 however I can't decide , so here's my 4 :
9.3 x 62
338 win mag
I was able to buy from a very good price a Winch 70 SE .416RM so , now :
.270W 120 to 330 yds (150grs , 130grs)
9.3x62 (20" CZ550 synthetic , handy) 286 grs :50 to 160 yds
.416RM : 400grs 50 to 130 yds (DG and Heavy games) else 300grs 100 to 200 yds exit .375 H&H
From roe deer to eland ...
Just three huh, that's pretty tough ;)
My top three favorite cartridges are:
338-06 on a Mauser 98 action
358 Winchester in a Savage 99
375 H&H in a Ruger RSM
I know its a little overlap, hands down, these are three of the best cartridges ever designed. If I could add two more, I would take a 30-06 and a 22 LR. Sounds like a perfect battery to me!
I have refrained from posting in this thread, because I really want to put 4 down...but I will play by the rules:
Honorable mention to the .308 Winchester.
Is that cheating?? :D