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    9.3x62 Penetration On Large Game

    Not a big fan of the Nosler partitions. Deadly on thin skinned game and highly recommended for cats (because the front half literally blows up) but otherwise best avoided. The Swift A frame is a much tougher bullet and one which is much better suited to African game.
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    9.3x62 Penetration On Large Game

    Cant argue with that!
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    9.3X62 for Cape Buffalo?

    375H&H plus 416 Rem Mag? Sounds like you just love buying new toys. Personally, i would just take the .416 and a lighter, flatter shooting rifle (I favour the .338WM , but there are many calibres to choose from ). Note also that most 375's actually perform quite well with 380 - 400gr bullets...
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    9.3X62 for Cape Buffalo?

    The 9.3 x 62 is a very popular as an all round rifle over here. I personally love the CZ550 in that calibre as it is much handier than any .375H&H (with the possible exception of a couple I would not buy) and it works very well on pretty much anything. Recoil is also mild when compared to big...
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    Federal Premium Safari Cape-Shok .458 Lott vs .458 Win Mag Ammo Question

    The Lott will almost certainly be loaded with a slightly slower powder.
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    Wanting .458 win mag chronograph results of factory

    As appears from posts earlier in this thread, I carry a .458WM in dangerous game territory and have done for about 20 years. I was initially unimpressed with the performance, but by handloading my cartridges to slightly longer than CIP (as recommended by Pierre Van Der Walt) , I have no problem...
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    Wanting .458 win mag chronograph results of factory

    That about sums it up. The .458WM is under capacity with 500g bullets. It performs adequately as a hard hitting close range calibre with 450g bullets , but that sort of defeats the purpose of having a large calibre weapon. For this reason you will find very few in use here. The Lott tends to be...
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    338 Winchester Magnum

    I totally agree. They work OK at fairly long ranges (200M plus); however there are better long range bullets - and they basically explode at bush ranges , with limited penetration and massive internal trauma. Definitely not suitable for thick skinned or heavy boned animals. The Sako hammerhead...
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    338 Winchester Magnum

    I couldn't agree more. .300WM is an excellent calibre. Bullets in the 165gr -180gr range work very well in open country. In bush country (e.g. Limpopo) opt for the heaviest bullet which performs well in your rifle. Monometal bullets work very well in the bush as they do not blow up. In open...
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    338 Winchester Magnum

    In my book, and having used this calibre for around 20 years, its the best all round freely available/non custom calibre for Southern Africa. If you are only hunting in the bush areas then 9.3 x 62 (which I also own) is possibly a better choice just because of the reduced Velocities and higher...
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    Ugly question: 9.3x62 vs .338WM

    .338WM tends to be a bit underrated as its not legal on DG in all African countries. Penetration with strong bullets is outstanding. Many, many buffalo and elephant have fallen to it. The "go to" for thick skinned game seems to be a 225gr monometal. For elephant you would ideally want a brass...
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    458 Win Mag vs 458 Lott

    The reason for the back and forth is that many people on this forum are looking at figures on paper rather than carrying these rifles in the bush. A consideration which is much more important than Velocity is how well the rifle handles and how ell you can shoot it under pressure. In this...
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    458 Win Mag vs 458 Lott

    Cant really beat a CZ for reliability.
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    Ugly question: 9.3x62 vs .338WM

    Its a great calibre, but difficult to come by here . SAKO's 9.3 x 66 is also good, but SAKO's are pricey, and the trade off between additional recoil and a fairly minor gain in V0 does not seem to be justified. Hence my choice of the 9.3x62 - in CZ550, which is a great workhorse rifle and well...
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    338 Winchester Magnum

    This is true, but the 375 Ruger is a nice , compact round, and it will not give any problems if loaded to sensible pressures/velocities.
 
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