Creating a 9.3x62 do it all

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  1. BobT

    BobT AH Enthusiast

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    I have a Leupold one piece base on my FN 9,3x62 (Husqvarna 640) and I scoped it with a Leupold Vari-X II 2-7. I haven't done any driven boar shooting but I expect my setup would work alright, though I may prefer the Aimpoint for really fast action.
     

  2. Scrumbag

    Scrumbag AH Enthusiast

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    Thanks Bob, the Leupold bases do look good. Tell me, do they need fitting if you get a new set of rings? Or should it be fairly plug and play?

    Scrummy
     

  3. BobT

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    I have never had to fit the Leupold rings other than lapping the inner diameter and in recent years they haven't even needed that. My .375 (also a Mauser 98) has the Leupold quick detachable bases and I have a spare scope that I can switch out anytime I want to with no loss of zero. I'm thinking about putting those bases on my 9,3x62 also.
     

  4. Scrumbag

    Scrumbag AH Enthusiast

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    Good to know, thanks
     
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  5. HWL

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    The 9,3x62 do it all....

    Zeiss 3-12x56 & EAW Pivot on a Mauser Oberndorf a. /N. Gew 98 warhorse….

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  6. Scrumbag

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    Looks good HWL!
     
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  7. cmk

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    Beautiful rifle HWL, but that mount looks quite high.
     

  8. HWL

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    Can not be lower, because of rear sight and big scope….

    But one can become familiar with….


    HWL
     

  9. Scrumbag

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    If the chin weald works, go for it ;)
     

  10. Dewald

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    I love the little .250, but given the FNs 1:10” twist i send 100gr Swift A-frames down range at 2800fps. It it was the typical 1:14” settup where 87gr was the limit I might have passed.

    The .257 Bob is a fantastic calibre. Somewhere in a dusty safe is an old Pre-64 with my name on.
     

  11. Tokoloshe Safaris

    Tokoloshe Safaris SPONSOR Since 2017 AH Enthusiast

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    Rings and bases, EAW hands down is by far my personal favourite! I only own two rifles now with EAW. One is a M-70 takedown built my Winchesters custom shop (many, many years ago). It is a two barrel set .375 H&H & .300 Win. Mag. I always regretted not having a third barrel in .458 Win. The .375 barrel has one scope a Swarovski D.G. model 1.5 to 5 & the .300 Win Mag. barrel has a Kahles scope 2.5 to 9 (I believe) it has there Christmas tree reticle. The Scope detaches almost instantly and the whole assembly has always retained Zero. I have never touched the scope adjustment since the day that I installed the scopes about 30 years ago I believe?

    EAW rings and bases are not the easiest to install and if you are not up to it have a company like NECG (EAW dealer) do the installation, you will never regret the purchase or installation.
     
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  12. HWL

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    We like it heads held high, enduring whatever hurts...;)

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  13. Scrumbag

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    "If you ain't hurtin', you ain't huntin' boi!"
     
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  14. Scrumbag

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    A pre '64 Bob? Very nice sir. I like my Bob as a light walking / stalking rifle. Use 120gr Nosler Partitions. Doesn't beat muntjac up for carcass damage and hits hard enough to put chunky fallow deer down.

    Scrummy
     

  15. Scrumbag

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    I’d forgotten about EAW, might look into those guys more.


    My gunsmith suggested Recknagel which also have a good reputation.


    Scrummy
     

  16. 5shot

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    The Aimpoint Rep at SHOT told me there is no compelling reason to pick a 9000 over a T1/T2. They sell well so they keep the style in the lineup. I have several T1 optics, and I really like them. I have a carbine that I will be mounting a T1 on the front bridge. Leaves the entire ejection port open and you can also mount a backup peep on the rear if desired.

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  17. Scrumbag

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    Thanks 5shot, that’s not a bad idea and I like the way that looks

    I’d initially thought the 9000 as considering the Talley or Leupold bases and rings and those didn’t seem intuitively work with the H/T series smaller Aimpoints. However, something like weaver / picatinny bases on top of each bridge would seem to open that option up.

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  18. WAB

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    Rigby is building a rifle for me and are fitting it with EAE apel swing away mounts. I’ve always used Leupold and Talley but these look to be very good mounts.
     

  19. Scrumbag

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    Thanks WAB. DO you know how easy it is to change between scopes with Apel's? I understood each set of rings / mounts had to be fitted to each set of bases but more than happy to be corrected
     

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    Scrum, I just took delivery of the rifle yesterday. It is truly a thing of beauty and the mounts are outstanding. I've put a Swaro Z8, 1-8x on it. It looks to me like other rings could easily be fitted to the bases but I have no prior experience with this system so I would want to get someone with more knowledge than I to provide advice.
     

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