9.3x62 factory ammo

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Does anyone factory load a light for caliber bullet to full potential for the 9.3x62. Looking for a deer load.
Why not stay with the standard options and have less meat damage? (Unless you are hoping to shoot more than 350 yards and want a flatter trajectory.)
 

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I really like the Nosler 250 grain AB but have never seen a factory box of it here in the states. It is listed in Nosler catalog but as I said I have never seen a box personally.
 

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Why not stay with the standard options and have less meat damage? (Unless you are hoping to shoot more than 350 yards and want a flatter trajectory.)
232 gr Oryx has such a low BC that by the time it reaches 300 yards, it has decelerated down past where the 285 Oryx is.

I shoot Oryx 285 out of mine, and it's lights out accurate at only about 2300 fps.

Nosler AB 250 and its relatively high BC, as @MS 9x56 says, is the one you can really lean on. My best accuracy with that bullet is at about 2500 fps.
 

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Does anyone factory load a light for caliber bullet to full potential for the 9.3x62. Looking for a deer load.

Got these from Midway last week.

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Not what you asked, exactly, but I handload a Lapua Naturalis 220 grain bullet that is fast, accurate, and hits just 1" higher than normal point of aim with Factory loaded 286 grain bullets from my Verney-Carron bolt action rifle. I have not used them on game yet, but they are my idea of a perfect "deer" load for the 9.3.
 

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The Norma 230 grain ecostrike is a great factory load. It clocked 2623 fps out of my sauer and shot well below sub moa. Quite a few times it was sub 1/2 moa for 5 shot groups. Took an 8pt, doe, and wild hog with it. Great performance and I would use them again in a heartbeat if I could find them. I mainly use the 286 grain loads though, but I really loved that ecostrike.
 

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I’ve been seeing those on midway. Have you tried them out yet? Interested in the accuracy and muzzle velocity if you get to test them.
I have not tested velocity. I can say that they group very tight at 100 yards out of mine.
 

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Figured all that replied here might want to see the old Weatherby/Sauer Europa in 9.3x64 on GB! Not my rifle and im not pumping it for sale...I was just amazed to see it as its super rare classic rifle in great caliber!
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At over $5 a round they can keep them. I can load my own with Swift A frames cheaper than that and I like the Nosler AB’s.
+1! A year ago, those were $55-65/box. I know the cost of material (brass, copper, primers, powder) and labor have gone up in price, but for a major ammo manufacturer, those price increases are absurd in that short period of time. But many are doing it. I think they are taking advantage of the ammo/component shortage. They better be careful, because the potential number of new shooters/hunters may take up a different pastime and leave the manufacturers holding onto their products in a warehouse somewhere.
 

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RWS used to load a 257 which was fantastic. Expensive but cheap if you want quality perforamnce.
 

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:Bored:That is one of the major motivating factors in getting people into rolling their own ammo. I have noticed Nosler has double their prices on bullets also. That should make Swift happy. I tend to have a long memory for companies who take advantage of their customers in times of shortages.
 

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:Bored:That is one of the major motivating factors in getting people into rolling their own ammo. I have noticed Nosler has double their prices on bullets also. That should make Swift happy. I tend to have a long memory for companies who take advantage of their customers in times of shortages.

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