Hello from Texas

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Welcome TXTad! Holler if you are ever down near Uvalde.
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I probably should have joined up here a long time ago because of my interest in classic cartridges, especially those suited for Africa. The only "African rifle" I have is a CZ 550 in 9.3x62, but I do have a number of other hunting rifles. I've come close to getting a .375 H&H a few times, but I've never pulled the trigger on the purchase. Having the 9.3x62 and a .340 Weatherby seems to make it a little harder for me to buy a rifle in a caliber that I want for no good reason than I want it.

I am more of a shooter than a hunter, though I do hunt occasionally when I can; usually with friends. In addition to voraciously reading gun magazines since I was a kid in the 70s, I've read many classic shooting and hunting books by the likes of John Taylor, Theodore Roosevelt, Townsend Whelan, etc. African Rifles and Cartridges was the reason I jumped on the 9.3x62 as soon as CZ brought it to the market, though I wish I'd have paused a moment and got the American style version rather than the Euro. Maybe the Euro is more appropriate for the cartridge.

The usual focus on family has interrupted my shooting activities for the past couple of decades, but I'm hoping to get back into it and have just recently purchased components to work up some loads for the 9.3. With a bit of luck, I'll be moving west towards Abilene, Texas where I hope to do a lot more shooting and some more hunting as well and may find opportunities to use the 9.3 on some feral hogs.
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Greetings TXTad,

Khomas Highland Hunting Safaris of Namibia, welcomes you to the greatest forum on earth.

When you get around to it, I invite you to have a look into the Khomas Safaris website.

Rifles ya, I understand your philosophy.
Yours Truly goes hunting to justify owning some cool rifles (and shotguns).:ROFLMAO:

Best Regards,
Velo Dog.

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ghay wrote on gearguywb's profile.
Is this rifle sold? If not what is the weight of it and do you know if there is enough difference in diameter between the 35W and the 9.3 to allow for a rebore to a 9.3x62 which is what I am after?
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