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Welcome to AH Mulga! Your in great company with these other guys from OZ. Bob, Bruce, Garry, CBH and others. ALL very knowledgeable about guns and hunting and many aspects of building rifles, making knives, reloading, etc. I wish I knew a millionth of what they know. They have a great sense of humor too! Have fun here!
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Welcome aboard Mulga. How about posting an article comparing your
9.3 x 66 to the more typical 9.3 x 62. This is the first time I've ever seen it mentioned. I have a couple of old Sako Finnbear(s) but don't have any experience with the newer models.
 

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Welcome aboard Mulga. How about posting an article comparing your
9.3 x 66 to the more typical 9.3 x 62. This is the first time I've ever seen it mentioned. I have a couple of old Sako Finnbear(s) but don't have any experience with the newer models.

I can do some basic comparison in the next month or so when we get to the range again, but I don't expect too much of a difference. A mate I shoot with has the 9.3x62, we handload the same pills and same powder, the only difference is I have a 21 inch barrel and he has a 23 1/4.

My take on the great mystery why Sako introduced a new 9.3 cartridge (for that action length) was relating to factory ammo (loaded pressures) and the number of older and potentially weaker actioned rifles in circulation; the factory 9.3x66 can be powered up but not mistakenly chambered in a 9.3x62 rifle. But from a hand loaders perspective this is moot point. In the US Federal released the 9.3x66 Sako as the 370 Sako Magnum.

There are a couple of good threads here on AH on the cartridge.

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Hello from Toowoomba Australia. Long time lurker, lots of good conversation here. I don't hunt as much as I like and make pretty good biltong. I grew up reading Capstick, Ruark and other such stories so I'm bit of a romantic nostalgic.

I'm quite late to seeing your introduction, but welcome to AH nonetheless!
 

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