9.3X62 for Cape Buffalo?

Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by moosemike, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. enysse

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    Thanks Jerome, I couldn't remember where or how that discussion ended. I think we mentioned people hunting with the .270 Win...either way as long as the hunter can make an ethical kill.
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    I just collected my 9.3x62 sako 85 and I am really looking forward to hunting with it.
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    is it the blackbear, as i get my 9.3x62 one next week.
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    no the 85 classic,I am trying to import a synthetic stock from USA to RSA for it.

    The local RSA agents can not get the synthetic stock

    the rifle is awesome
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    sakoClassic_lg[1].jpg
    SAKO CLASSIC

    The Sako Classic is an Americanized European design with a straight comb and a cheekpiece with a shadow line. The stock has a small amount of cast off as well as cant, which allows the shooter to get behind the scope more easily. The Sako Classic can be used for most Sako actions and will accept up to a #5 Douglas contour. Available in right and left hand. Color shown, painted black.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    overall length of stock: 31.5"

    approx standard fill weight: 2 lbs

    depth of action area: 1.8" (this will vary depending on action model)

    max diameter action: 1.4"

    forearm width: 1.660"

    grip width: 1.365"

    buttstock width: 1.7"

    max L.O.P. with 1" recoil pad: 14.5" (1/2" spacer can be added to lengthen LOP)

    drop @ comb: 5/8"

    Check out this site'
    McMillan Hunting Stocks, McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, Synthetic Stocks, Hunting & Sport Stocks
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    ok, yeah it was about a 6 or 7 month wait for for the black bear in 9.3x62 to be sent to the dealer in the uk....and thanks for the info Bob, had a look on their website after .
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    I love this caliber but if hunting buffalo I would prefer the usual standard minimum of a .375 H&H. Any number of rounds will kill a buffalo, a 30/06 or .270 will too, but who wants to hunt buff with them? If-when I hunt buffalo again I will likely take my .404 Jeff CZ, if I still have it. I tend to rotate my stock rather frequently usually to finance another safari. Like I am right now.
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    If you decide to sell that .404 Jeff, I expect you to contact me first!
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    I have checked the McMillan site before but I would prefer to get the factory synthetic stock.

    Has any one seen one in a retail store in the US ?
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    it is not my preferred caliber for buffalo , I have a 416 rigby for that.

    but I like the caliber for other PG in RSA
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    It's rare to see a Sako rifle in the USA compared to all the other options we have and I do mean rare. Finding parts, very hard, but there are always sources somewhere.
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    Phil,
    I dont know if I am smarter than that or not?! I have sold a lot of good guns over the years, no doubt. I am resisting for the moment the idea of selling the .404, its just too nice a rifle. But if I do...I will rattle your cage.:cool:
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    According to my calcs the 9.3 would not be legal on buff in Zim as it does not make the energy requirements.
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    Well now you've done it! It wont be long and the "hot stove league" will be on here telling you how wrong you are! "I get over 4100 lbs of energy in mine no problem". You will hear it soon. I never could or even really tried with mine. It is what it is and it aint no .375 H&H.:tongue:
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    hi i phoned the uk sako importer and the price is approx sterling ï½£500.00 tax free.
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    yup seem to recall it going there before.....:p:biggrin2:
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    Wow 4100 ft/lbs of energy, that would mean you are pushing a 286 grain projectile at a minimum of 2550 fps. Would really like to know your load data since the maximum I could ever squeeze out of this cartridge was about 2400 fps for about 3659 ft/lbs before the brass started showing signs of excessive pressure. Aside from the obvious, not something that would be desirable in a hot climate.

    I am not saying that this cartridge will not kill a buff, because it will. Hell, here in Australian there is more water buff shot with the 30-06 then with anything else. And to be honest I would be comfortable using a 338 Win Mag with 300gn bullets if it was legal.
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    I used quotation marks for that claim Richteb to indicate that it was others who claimed it, not me.

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