I've never ran across any 9.3x62 data that yielded 2500 fps with a 300 gr bullet. Most I've seen is around 2300 fps with that weight. Is there a magic powder out there I don't know about?If anyone thinks they can tell the difference in buffalo shot with a 375 and a 9.3x62, both using 300 gr. bullets at 2500 to 2550 then I'll kiss ole spot and give them an hour to draw a crowd. and even with the 9.3s 286 gr. bullet and the 375s 270 or 300 gr. bullets its all but impossible to tell any difference in the end result..It just too close to call in the real world.
I've never ran across any 9.3x62 data that yielded 2500 fps with a 300 gr bullet. Most I've seen is around 2300 fps with that weight. Is there a magic powder out there I don't know about?
Yes. That's why I sold my 9.3x62 and stuck with the 375 H&H. What the 9.3 struggles to do, the 375 does easily.According to Quickload you could get there with RS60 with 300gr Hornady DGS and almost get there with 300gr A-Frame. I use this powder with 286gr Oryx in my 9.3x74R DR getting 2410-2420fps (measured) while staying well within (calculated) safe pressures and not anywhere near max. I’m not a fan of pushing the reloading game to the max, squeezing extra bit of speed while getting into dangerous territory seems silly. My way of thinking is if the cartridge is insufficient to get the job done safely use a different one.
I like your logic... With owning almost as many guns as @Bullthrower338 , I have to step up my hunting considerablyI basically just want to take two rifles. I have them, so I feel I should use them for hunting. Otherwise they just collect dust in the safe. If I take the 9.3 and 375, I'd basically have two rifles that back each other up. They're both light, handy rifles, that shoot very well, and would compliment each other very well. Although I took a Kimber 375 and Winchester 416RM last year with great results. So, whatever I decide, I'll be golden.
I tend to agree. If you're taking a .375 H&H, a 9.3 is pointlessly redundant for that class of cartridge.Yes.
But do what you like. To me, a 416 pairs better with a 9.3, while the 375 is a “one gun” solution. The 416, if shot well, will be a little better for buff. Any of those chamberings will get the job done, especially with Barnes bullets.
Sakos are great rifles.