9,3 mm – A Love Affair

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and a 286 gn spitzer boat tail from sierra.
i have found good uses for the 300 gn sierra 375 boat tail, and this would put it in the same class.
things like big australian donkeys respond well to such bullets, which give complete penetration from sensible angles but not extreme angles.
they have a big mushroom, retain a lot of weight and usually stop under the skin on the other side like a great big bulge.
out in our mountainous and sandhill deserts, you often need to make 300 yd shots.
the 375 300 gn sierras outperform 300 gn nosler partition 375 and 286 gn nosler partition 9.3s terminally, particularly in straight line penetration.
bruce.
I think it would add a lot of flexibility.

I know several people in the UK who shoot deer with their 375 H&Hs at deer and use the 250gr Sierras. Good results too. We have 6 species of deer here with body weights from 8 kg (Muntjac) up to 200 kg (Red Stags). The Sierras seem to perform well on all.

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he is just comfortable bob.
bruce.
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That's good to hear mate at least one of us is comfortable.
I'm off more surgery next Tuesday, this time for my foot. I twisted my ankle about 7 months ago but had to wait until my shoulder was done.
Ah well 2 to 4 weeks non weight bearing and another 2 to six weeks in a moon boot. So plenty of time to relax after Tuesday.
It is going to drive my little brain insane not being able to do anything. Shit I can't even get to my gunshed, but it w I'll as long be worth it to get it over and done with quicker while we have to put up with the China flu.
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I think it would add a lot of flexibility.

I know several people in the UK who shoot deer with their 375 H&Hs at deer and use the 250gr Sierras. Good results too. We have 6 species of deer here with body weights from 8 kg (Muntjac) up to 200 kg (Red Stags). The Sierras seem to perform well on all.

Scrummy

How’s the meat damage with those Sierras out of 375?
 

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My 9.3 double is my favorite rifle I own, and the 9.3x62 is my go to in a bolt gun for my general hunting. I looked at the 9.3x64 but couldn't justify the small increase in performance to the cost and hassle of finding brass and ammo. If I need more power than the 9.3/375 class of rounds Will take a 40+cal out of the safe to use.
 

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I have a 9,3x64 and find that it is a nice caliber to shoot , recoil is not to bad and it is very accurate . Up until the day I bought my rifle ( about 5 yrs ago ) I didn't know that this caliber existed . I currently shoot Barnes TSX FB 250 gr bullets but will soon start experimenting with 286 gr and 300 gr bullets . I have yet to hunt with it but hopefully that will be rectified this coming May . I really like the 9,3 and have decided that I NEED a 9,3x62 in my collection too .
 

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Bruce I fully respect your logic and the suggestion , your advice is solid but where is the fun in that ? It is not that I have too much money , quite the opposite but I just love nice firearms , always space in my safes for another rifle , I cant help myself .
 

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Bruce I fully respect your logic and the suggestion , your advice is solid but where is the fun in that ? It is not that I have too much money , quite the opposite but I just love nice firearms , always space in my safes for another rifle , I cant help myself .

My name is... and I’m a riflecholic...
 

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I think a O/U double rifle with sets in 450/400 NE, 9.3x74R and 12ga would be the ultimate African rifle to own.....

As long as one is not planning to put a scope on the rifles as the comb would be too high for the shotgun. Of course one can plan the comb on the stock for the shotgun and use a comb raising kit like below for the rest.

 

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@bruce moulds
That's good to hear mate at least one of us is comfortable.
I'm off more surgery next Tuesday, this time for my foot. I twisted my ankle about 7 months ago but had to wait until my shoulder was done.
Ah well 2 to 4 weeks non weight bearing and another 2 to six weeks in a moon boot. So plenty of time to relax after Tuesday.
It is going to drive my little brain insane not being able to do anything. Shit I can't even get to my gunshed, but it w I'll as long be worth it to get it over and done with quicker while we have to put up with the China flu.
Bob
bob, a good idea to tidy things up.
before you know it you will be out treading the black soil country looking for pigs,
and climbing the southern alps looking for sambar, all taken with the bucking 35.
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I have a 9,3x64 and find that it is a nice caliber to shoot , recoil is not to bad and it is very accurate . Up until the day I bought my rifle ( about 5 yrs ago ) I didn't know that this caliber existed . I currently shoot Barnes TSX FB 250 gr bullets but will soon start experimenting with 286 gr and 300 gr bullets . I have yet to hunt with it but hopefully that will be rectified this coming May . I really like the 9,3 and have decided that I NEED a 9,3x62 in my collection too .
That I know of, there are only 2 bullets at 300 gr - A Frame, and Hornady GMX.

Norma makes a 325 gr Oryx, and Woodleigh makes a RN and PP in 320 gr. According to twist calculators, a 14 is plenty to stabilize those.
 

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@bruce moulds
That's good to hear mate at least one of us is comfortable.
I'm off more surgery next Tuesday, this time for my foot. I twisted my ankle about 7 months ago but had to wait until my shoulder was done.
Ah well 2 to 4 weeks non weight bearing and another 2 to six weeks in a moon boot. So plenty of time to relax after Tuesday.
It is going to drive my little brain insane not being able to do anything. Shit I can't even get to my gunshed, but it w I'll as long be worth it to get it over and done with quicker while we have to put up with the China flu.
Bob
Bob you need to get a scooter and have someone build you a ramp into your gun shed so you can ride the scooter inside. Then you can cook up some new loads for the Whelan and 25-06. I always look forward to trying your loads on our game here in the states. Good luck with your surgery and recovery
 

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Bob you need to get a scooter and have someone build you a ramp into your gun shed so you can ride the scooter inside. Then you can cook up some new loads for the Whelan and 25-06. I always look forward to trying your loads on our game here in the states. Good luck with your surgery and recovery
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Mate I've got a non motorised scooter but it is no good on grass. I see the ortho tomorrow and hope to be able to start weight bearing after that.
Already have some great loads for the 35.
I don't have a 25 ought six but have been helping someone with loads for it.
My 25 is based on a highly modified 303 british case.
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Look out Australia, Bob will again soon be not only armed, dangerous and generally offensive, but mobile as well! ;)
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You know me well mate thanks for the compliment. But I won't be completely mobile for another month.
Bob
 

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