In reply to the above posts;
*post 16 Bebo,
yes without a doubt no-one is going to argue that, compared to the .375h&h, the 9.3x64mm is ALMOST obsolete, almost.
Yes, components ARE difficult to source and YES the .375 IS an excellent cartridge that does most/all jobs asked of it in an exemplary manner. I know as I have two rifles chambered for the .375 currently, both used A LOT on buffalo, feral cattle, wild boar and feral horses and they (the .375's) do these jobs in a hassle free manner.
For most hunters the .375 makes the most sense, without a doubt.
BUT, the 9.3x64mm IS NOT DEAD.
Components, as difficult to find as they are, THEY ARE available.
Brass from Norma and R.W.S is relatively simple to find.
With 200-300 cases your almost set for life, bullets are common and easy to source and dies are available from several sources.
The 9.3x64 is a cartridge I have had a facination with for many, many years and to me is something that I wish to gain some praticle field experience with on the game mentioned above.
*post 17 Classicsafari,
Adam, I've seen pics of that rifle that you have posted elsewhere.
Very nicely done.
What action is this one built on ?
Also, I am chasing a variety of load data and would be interested in hearing what loads your man has built up for that gun, if that is possilbe.
Thanks in advance.
*post 20 Karl Stumpfe,
Hey Karl, how's it ?
Who are YOU calling short !!!!!!!!!
(they say people who live in glass houses shouldn't walk around in the nude !!).
You must be the metric caliber Mogul !
I knew you had a 7x64 and an 8x68, but a 9.3x64 AS WELL, SHEEESH.
Is that your .450 at the top of the heap ?
Nice battery of rifles there Karl.
..aah, I see you cut the toes out of the photo now Karl.. :biggrin2:
Originally Posted by Karl Stumpfe
Pault Post #21
"BUT, the 9.3x64mm IS NOT DEAD."
I wish, I wish, I hope . Understand "I love" this cartridge but ...
My old rifle (used, bought to a PH) : "gunsmith" ? True Mauser action (9.3x64 Brenneke), scope "Nickel" with a true "Shul " mount . I dont know the word for this kind of mount , sorry ..
Very, very accuracy ! and powerful .. I used RWS Tug : fabulous cartridge. barrel lenght 26".. :goodbye:
Replaced by Rem 700 Safari .375 H&H , replaced by the last Winch 70 Safari Express .375 H&H ... Winch is back !:D