What this discussion is forgetting is the historical effectiveness of "those old mausers floating around" on everything including buffalo and elephants. This caliber really doesn't need more speed to be effective, only better hunters and marksman.Absolutely you can always load the 9.3 x 62 faster than the .35 Whelen. The one caveat is that these loads shouldn't be fired in all the old mausers floating around out there. But these old African rounds aren't all about that. IMO the traditional loads were and are good enough.