308 Win or 9.3x62 Mauser for Plains Game Hunt

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9,3x62..... because you do not know what comes around the corner next.
Especially in Africa, it can become uncomfortably..... so be prepared for the worst.... 9,3x62

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I know this is an old thread so I am begging your pardons but this thread begs for the words of the Highlander. In Africa “there can be only one” the 9.3x62. Especially if it is in a Mauser.
... or Mannlicher-Schoenauer ;)

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I like my 9.3x62. 250gr Accubonds make it flatter shooting than the classic ~285gr load. That would be my choice.

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Scummy when are you going to reakize the 35 Whelen shoots 250gr flatter than the 9.3 and the 275gn 35 cal has a higher Sd than the 9.3 plus shoots faster and flatter.
Wake up and smell the 35 cal rose's mate and stop being disillusioned with that 9.3 metric stuff. You are a flippin Englishman mate that should embrace imperial calibers not this metric rubbish mate.
I thinks that warm English beer is affecting your thinking ol son.
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Any currently-produced rifle caliber propelling a bullet of decent SD, weighing 160 grains or more, and leaving the muzzle at 2,000 fps or over will be perfectly suited to take plains game. It's fun to geek out on the perfect caliber (hint: it's the .375 :cool: ), but in reality if the ballistics meet a sensible minimum and you know your and your rifle's capabilities and limitations, you'll be fine.
 

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If you you’re only taking one, 9.3. If you take both, you still have to make the same decision every day.
 

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Ah Bob, you just don't see how good the 9.3x62 actually is... and it shoots bigger, heavier bullets...
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A millpoofteenth bigger and 10 grains heavier.
I can get the 310s motoring at 2,455fps out of the Whelen.
The 9.3 is pretty good tho.
 

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