9.3x64 for Buffalo?

Khabazela

New member
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Messages
7
Reaction score
1
Media
1
Member of
Kaapjag ; Wingshooters
I am going to hunt Buffalo in Zimbabwe and need a couple of questions answered.
I have a Mauser 9.3x64 rifle. Firstly, does this qualify in Zim ? If it does, I would like to find out what the general opinion is regarding the suitability of this calibre (using RWS 293gr factory ammo)
I know the rifle well, accuracy is not a problem.
 

AfricaHunting.com

Founder
AH ambassador
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Messages
11,224
Reaction score
5,679
Website
AfricaHunting.com
Media
5,580
Articles
319
Minimum Equipment Requirements for Rifle Hunting in Zimbabwe
- Class A Game
5300 Joule
Minimum caliber 9.2mm in diameter
(Elephant, Hippo, Buffalo)
 

Khabazela

New member
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Messages
7
Reaction score
1
Media
1
Member of
Kaapjag ; Wingshooters
Thanks Jerome, what are your thoughts on the suitability of calibre / ammo I will use ?
 

DOC-404

AH elite
Joined
Jan 25, 2011
Messages
1,243
Reaction score
270
Media
57
Hunting reports
Africa
1
The 9.3x64 Brenneke is a fine caliber. Basically the same as a .375 H/H and just as capable if you do your part. What ammo will you be carrying..Uni Classic ?
 

classicsafari

AH enthusiast
Joined
Oct 16, 2010
Messages
270
Reaction score
59
Media
45
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Hunted
Aus, New Zealand,New Calidonia, Mongolia, Zim and Moz
I have killed a few Cape Buffalo with its smaller brother the 9.3x62 and certainly consider them both adequate with well placed and well constructed Bullets.
However the 293grn TUG (Uni Classic) is NOT what I would consider well constructed for Buffalo! If you can get some bullets loaded then ether use 300grn or 286grn Swift A Frames, North Fork soft, Woodleigh FMJ or Barns X.
 

Khabazela

New member
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Messages
7
Reaction score
1
Media
1
Member of
Kaapjag ; Wingshooters
Thanks, that's the kind of info I was looking for !!
 

bebo

AH enthusiast
Joined
Dec 12, 2012
Messages
328
Reaction score
57
Media
10
I love the 9.3x64 Brenneke but but .. I have sold my "Mauser" rifle to buy a .375 H&H cause the lack of ammo .. see ClassicSafari and Docman opinion.
It's mainly used in East and North Europa where the "Uni" and "Tug" are very good suited according to the Games. RWS seems do not want to compete against the .375H&H in Africa for Buf and Pachydermes... (they told me ..) ... It remains many and many games like for instance felines ..
 

Forum statistics

Threads
36,239
Messages
682,901
Members
62,473
Latest member
Ron8
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Rifle57 wrote on Viral_SIGness's profile.
Viral is a great guy to trade with First Class all the way!!
Rickmt wrote on Justbryan's profile.
What is your new shorter rifle? Thanx Bryan !
raamw wrote on neckdeep's profile.
Supply your address so I can get shipping Paypal Friend (no ) fee) is fine
Viral_SIGness wrote on Rifle57's profile.
Great person to deal with. Fast communication and quick shipper!
Sarg wrote on Philippe's profile.
Hello Philippe, did you get my PM that I sent you earlier ?

Regards Mark
 
Top