Well, not really. They are certainly close, but the 9.3 has a couple of advantages. A bit more powder capacity, its larger caliber, and its ability to handle bullets up to 320 grs. It is a bit more powerful, though the difference is not large and I doubt any game animal hit with either would know the difference if that is what you meant. But it is still a bit more cartridge in every way.Well the 35 Whelen is kinda identical to the 9.3x62, I agree the recoil is less than the 375 H&H
While it was nice that someone posted a list of 'minimum' calibers for dangerous game, it has long been my understanding that, even where .375 H&H Magnum was considered minimum, the 9.2x63 was almost universally 'excepted' and also given consideration as 'minimum'; I like it because it has a lot less recoil than .375 (hardly more than my .35 Whelens), so I would feel more comfortable with it, if possible.
Hi, let me start off by saying I've not hunted Africa yet but I plan to. I want to get a CZ 550 this year and start getting familiar with it. I know the general concensus for a one gun plains game+Cape Buff hunt is to take a .375 H&H. And I have no problems with that as I've shot that cartridge some and I know I can shoot it accurately. But I'm hearing more and more talk on other sites about using the 9.3X62 on Buff and how well it does? Now I really like that round but it seems too small for Buff to me and I didn't even think it was legal?
I am all for the 9,3x62 on any game, sure there are better options, but in the right hands it gets the job done just as well as the 375 H&H,recently sold my 375H&H and now have 2 9,3x62's. One in the safe and one very special Original Mauser Oberndorff that is being re-built for me. 9,3x62 has a few advantages for me that gives it an edge over the 375H&H, not ballisticly, just in general design and use. Less recoil,shorter case for standard action,faster reload due to this and a more compact rifle in general compared to magnum actioned rifles. My other 9,3 is a sweet little Husqvarna, buildt on the FN action she is a joy to shoot and butter smooth,56 years old and totally original. Must also admit we have a Pre64 375 in the safe.View attachment 33601View attachment 33601View attachment 33602