More thoughts on 9.3x64

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  1. bruce moulds

    bruce moulds AH Elite

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    maybe having a 9.3x64 is a good excuse to also have a 41 or 42 cal rifle as well.
    the 9,3 x64 certainly gets under your skin more the more you use it.
    a fine cartridge.
     
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    Not only SVD. In Russia also produced a civilian version of SVD - "Tiger-9", and bolt rifle "Los' (Moose)-9". The combination of the Moose-9 and cartridges of Barnaul plant (17.5 g, steel brass) - the cheapest of all 9.3 mm in the world. by the Way, in addition to the German RWS, there is also some French company that makes a few rounds in this caliber, one of them with the Nosler Partition, in my opinion-282 gn
     

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    The 9.3 x64 in Africa on DG would be allowed everywhere, I would have this too.
    An excellent cartridge, more modern than the .375
    It came onto the market in 1927 and the colonial world had long since been distributed there.
    That it was banned in the English colonies on DG had only political reasons.Even the German Shepherd Dog has been banned or rebaptized,so @Wheels here in AH.
    For Europe it is too strong (and too expensive).
    @ HWL -Your historical notes on the 9.3 are nonsense.
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    Well, yet for a large brown bear or wild boar ("cleaver") even in Europe it is better to have 9 mm than 7.62.
    Caliber prices are really beyond reason: RWS brasses cost about $ 2, and no one else makes them.
    This, of course, concerns me very little - these cartridges are available for us at 0.8-1.5 euros. True, not a very good bullet, a simple SP.
     

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    shot with 9.3x64 in the thicket of CAR
    (Speaking of CAR
    A fatherly friend of mine (RIP Kurt) was in 1955 the first time in Africa, in CAR.
    On his license were 4 elephants and 20 ! buffalo.
    Those were still times........)

    I once knew a rich good-for-nothing.
    Who stayed with his brother two,or three hunting seasons in Mozambique, when the Portuguese still had that to say.
    They shot the big game up and down with the 9.3x64 and were very happy with it.
     
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    Importantly, that 64 is placed in Mauser 98 without substantial engineering, and 375 - there is no.
    In the US, I think it makes sense to use these brasses, due to their smooth feeding, after rebarreling for .375 bullets.
     

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    Sorry for you, not to realize the joke...

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    Not sure rws is manufacturing 9,3x64 brass, rumour has it that they now buy and brand them.. it's still fine brass though.

    SHM Germany ( https://huelsenmanufaktur.de/homepage/ ) sells 9,3x64 brass as well. And they apparently ship it internationally.

    9,3x64 is a marvelous round it almost equals 375 H&H in energy transfer and offers several advantages; i.e.
    - less powder for equal ballistics;
    - fits into a standard M98 action (and others), allows for a more compact rifle;
    - it feeds more reliably in such actions;
    - it doesn't feature the belt as 375 and headspace is defined by case shoulder;
    - it has a higher SD;
    - a reloader using more progressive powder can get along with a shorter barrel without the extra light at the muzzle.

    It was a congenial development by Herr W. Brenneke, a shame that it didn't catch up with 375' international success.

    Of course energy levels close to 6.000 J are not needed in Europe, but it's a fine choice for brown bear, heavy elk and maral. Having that level of a punch with 300WM-like trajectory is a nice thing to have when wounded game is paid as harvested...
     

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