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
Hello Bob Anderson,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.
You might consider a 375 Ruger in a Ruger Hawkeye as an inexpensive upgrade to a 9.3 or 375. Then you can have a smaller, lighter rifle that is legal everywhere.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?
Looks like you have a little bowling ball on the end of your bolt handle!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