More thoughts on 9.3x64

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I think the Mauser is an extremely unique action in that it's design is absolutely beautiful.

Beautiful lines and mechanics.
And despite claims to the contrary it has never been improved upon. Just as the original Mannlichef Schoenauer Stutzen has never been improved upon. Some things are perfect marriage of function and form.
 

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The 9.3x64 is a fine caliber and is as good or better than the 375s...The 9.3x62 with todays powders will come real close to walking on the heels of the 74 or the 375s. Most mm caliber are loaded in the manuals at 40,000 PSI when in reality most will do just fine at 55,000 to 65,000 PSI in modern firearms, and that changes the picture....Id be satisfied to hunt with any of the calibers so loaded..Today components are available in abundance..9.3x64 is a bit shy but can be found.
 
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The 9.3x64 is a fine caliber and is as good or better than the 375s...The 9.3x62 with todays powders will come real close to walking on the heels of the 74 or the 375s. Most mm caliber are loaded in the manuals at 40,000 PSI when in reality most will do just fine at 55,000 to 65,000 PSI in modern firearms, and that changes the picture....Id be satisfied to hunt with any of the calibers so loaded..Today components are available in abundance..9.3x64 is a bit shy but can be found.
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The same goes with the Whelen mate. Loaded to appropriate pressures it leaves nothing to be desired with a 250grain bullet at 2,700fps. You don't need no 338 win mag when you have a Whelen.
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Personally Id take a 9.3x62 or a .338 over a 35 Whelen .. The Whelens a great caliber, but with handloads either the 9.3x62 or the .338 will be the more powerful..and the 30-06 with a 200 gr. Accubond or partition equals a Whelen for all practicle purposes..
 
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Personally Id take a 9.3x62 or a .338 over a 35 Whelen .. The Whelens a great caliber, but with handloads either the 9.3x62 or the .338 will be the more powerful..and the 30-06 with a 200 gr. Accubond or partition equals a Whelen for all practicle purposes..
@ray Atkinson
Haven't seen to many 338s putting out 225 grainers at up 2,900 fps and up to 4,300fpe of energy or 250s at 2,700fps and 4, 000 for of energy and you can load up a 275 in the Whelen to around 2500fps as well. To me it seems the 338 is lacking a bit.
But who cares in reality ALL 3 are great calibers.
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Hey folks. I'd always prefer a 9,3x64 over a .375 H&H. There's no reason for me to use a cartridge with the technically totally needless belt. And why should I run a magnum system for a job that can easily be done by a standard sized system?
I wish there were more new and modern guns and ammo available for the 9,3x64. At the moment, most of the hunters might see the 9,3x64 unreachable because of the need to reload and the limited selection of factory rifles, thus rather depending on custom rifles (which doesn't need to be second best selection independent of the caliber of the rifle anyway..).
The .375 H&H also gets the job done of course...
 
 

 

 

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