Greetings from Stockholm

bonnevier

AH member
Joined
Jan 5, 2021
Messages
29
Reaction score
39
Member of
Swedish Hunters' Association
Welcome, I’m pretty new here too. I came to learn about big bores and I stayed for the great community. Africa is a long way off for me but one can dream.

How do you like that 9.3x57? My understanding is that is pretty similar ballistically to our 358 Winchester.

What do you mean by “proper” moose hunting up north. Do you mean the chance of a kill is better or is it just more of a wilderness up north?
Thank you! It sure seems to be a great community with proficient and nice people. Glad I found my way here.

Yes, the cartridges are quite similar. The 358 will have better ballistics and overall performance in commercial ammo, but that is due to the x57 being loaded to modest pressures. In Sweden, most guns chambered in the caliber are very old and not made for modern pressures. But if you reload, you can get it very capable for long distances and then it would even shoot flatter than a 30-06. So the old slur “potato thrower” is not really applicable in 2021 necessarily. Although, to my knowledge, the only manufacturer making rifles for the cartridge today is Blaser.

Well, I call it “proper” moose hunting for a few reasons. It is more of a wilderness up there for sure. Larger concessions, different nature. One is more “on his own” to a greater extent than down south. And the moose is quite a lot bigger with considerably nicer trophies.

Here, “down south” (really mid-country but the North takes up 50% of the country) moose hunting is a lot more like driven hunt. 2-3 drives a day, smaller areas, faster pace. Nice in its own right, but... yeah.
 

Northland

AH member
Joined
Feb 5, 2011
Messages
24
Reaction score
70
Location
Northern Sweden
Media
39
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Hunted
Sweden, Namibia 2018, Namibia 2016, South Africa 2016, Namibia 2011
Great that you have a upcoming African hunt bonnevier! I'm living a bit north from you I guess but still in Sweden. I've done 5 African trips so far and really love that part of the world! You will have a great time! All the best from northern Sweden.
 

Randy F

Silver supporter
AH fanatic
Joined
Apr 27, 2020
Messages
796
Reaction score
1,933
Location
Wisconsin
Media
31
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Hunted
US and South Africa
Welcome aboard!! Will be looking for that hunting report. ;)
 

bonnevier

AH member
Joined
Jan 5, 2021
Messages
29
Reaction score
39
Member of
Swedish Hunters' Association
Great that you have a upcoming African hunt bonnevier! I'm living a bit north from you I guess but still in Sweden. I've done 5 African trips so far and really love that part of the world! You will have a great time! All the best from northern Sweden.
Tack! :D

Låter helt fantastiskt. Would be happy to hear from your trips!
 

Shootist43

Gold supporter
AH ambassador
Joined
Apr 25, 2015
Messages
6,025
Reaction score
6,156
Location
Grosse Ile, Michigan
Media
25
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
NRA
Hunted
Michigan, Texas, Missouri, Limpopo Province South Africa
Bonnevier, it sounds to me like you should send Northland a PM. I'll bet the two of you could form a virtual friendship.
 

riflepermits.com

Sponsor
Since 2015
AH fanatic
Reviews
17
Joined
Mar 3, 2015
Messages
520
Reaction score
152
Website
www.riflepermits.com
Media
15
Articles
13
Hi Bonnevier,

Welcome to AH! Glad you found us and joined our community. Enjoy the site and have fun planning!

Let us know if you need any assistance with the rifle import permits, email henry@riflepermits.com.

Kind regards
Henry
 

Forum statistics

Threads
37,359
Messages
712,540
Members
66,595
Latest member
ToryBrumba
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

degoins wrote on Treemantwo's profile.
I have a like new VC .450 I might part with. I had it built in 2013 and it has served me well. Also have a VC fitted leather trunk case for it along with the plastic case it came with. I'll take 14000 for all of it.
Matt W wrote on Jody's profile.
Hi Jody,
I have been looking for ideas on the best way to display my European mounts from Africa. I came across some of your shield work and was wondering if you would be willing to make one for me? If so, please let me know the cost. I like the shield with the two spears that you built for a member years ago. Thanks.
cal pappas wrote on Mnelson2's profile.
Nelson. Is this message a PM format. I want to send you my email, but don't know if this is the cirrect way to do it. I'm at <pappas@mtaonline.net> Send me an email with your phone and I will call you about a skull I have. I went to school in Boston and am from Bernardston in the west part of the state. Moved to Alaska in 1984 adn never looked back.
BeeMaa wrote on Justbryan's profile.
Sold a Blaser scope mount to him. He was a pleasure to do business with.
BeeMaa wrote on 375Fox's profile.
Sold a Blaser scope mount to him. Was a pleasure to do business with.
 
Top