9.3x64 for Buffalo?

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  1. Khabazela

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    I am going to hunt Buffalo in Zimbabwe and need a couple of questions answered.
    I have a Mauser 9.3x64 rifle. Firstly, does this qualify in Zim ? If it does, I would like to find out what the general opinion is regarding the suitability of this calibre (using RWS 293gr factory ammo)
    I know the rifle well, accuracy is not a problem.
     
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    Minimum Equipment Requirements for Rifle Hunting in Zimbabwe
    - Class A Game
    5300 Joule
    Minimum caliber 9.2mm in diameter
    (Elephant, Hippo, Buffalo)
     
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    Thanks Jerome, what are your thoughts on the suitability of calibre / ammo I will use ?
     
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    The 9.3x64 Brenneke is a fine caliber. Basically the same as a .375 H/H and just as capable if you do your part. What ammo will you be carrying..Uni Classic ?
     
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    I have killed a few Cape Buffalo with its smaller brother the 9.3x62 and certainly consider them both adequate with well placed and well constructed Bullets.
    However the 293grn TUG (Uni Classic) is NOT what I would consider well constructed for Buffalo! If you can get some bullets loaded then ether use 300grn or 286grn Swift A Frames, North Fork soft, Woodleigh FMJ or Barns X.
     
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    +1..that's why I asked..
     
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    Thanks, that's the kind of info I was looking for !!
     
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    I love the 9.3x64 Brenneke but but .. I have sold my "Mauser" rifle to buy a .375 H&H cause the lack of ammo .. see ClassicSafari and Docman opinion.
    It's mainly used in East and North Europa where the "Uni" and "Tug" are very good suited according to the Games. RWS seems do not want to compete against the .375H&H in Africa for Buf and Pachydermes... (they told me ..) ... It remains many and many games like for instance felines ..
     

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