My new 9.3x62 (Mauser) built by Wayne Jacobson at AHR

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Congrats on a very fine rifle, just another example of the quality work being done at AHR.

You might want to consider a synthetic exchange stock that they offer, for those inclement weather hunts.

Very versatile cartridge choice too.
I am very new to the 9.3x62.
I have a Sako Black-bear short barreled, synthetic that is very efficient in knocking down big deer at close range in thick forested conditions.

Best of hunting with your new rifle.
 

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As I have alluded to in previous threads, I purchased a Winchester M70 (Pre-64) barreled action in 270 WCF (Win) with the express purpose of having it re-barreled and stocked in caliber 9.3x62 (Mauser). According to the factory records, it was made around 1947, and featured the transitional style safety, and the curved tang. Not a "pre-war", but being without the original stock anyway, it has very little, if any collectors value. Having said that, I got a good deal on it, and I have always wanted a "Pre-64" Win M70, and I thought what the heck.

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I am not being picky as I very much like what has been done here - but I see something on the stock on the tang area that sugests that the tang is above the wood as it curves over its length or is that a trick of perspective somehow. when I click the pic to show it larger it still seems to show this so could you comment on that.

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Oh I am well aware of Zambia. As I told you before, I was there almost 20 years ago (non-hunting trip), and have a desire to definitely come back....

The good news is that once I start going to Africa, I plan on making several trips to Africa for various hunts over the next 5-7 years, God willing....I just have to get this "mountain hunting" bug out of my system first, which I think this latest moose hunting trip to the NWT of Canada has almost done. It was a wonderful hunt, but a lot more climbing (through those damn, infernal hummocks) than I anticipated a moose hunt to involve......I didn't realize some moose thought they were 1500 lb sheep.....o_O

Anyway, after a BC Stone's sheep hunt next year, I'll be looking for a change of pace, and a 10-14 day African safari should fit that bill very nicely. I suspect Zambia will be one of those countries I make a visit to over the next few years when I get bit by the African hunting bug.....

yeah i remember now....hard to keep track sometimes :E Doh:....:D Beers:
 

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@Von Gruff,

No problems. I'm very picky as well.

I think it is more a function of perspective than a product of the metal riding proud of the wood. After I reviewed the close up picture of the tang area, that was the first thing I noticed as well. I immediately went to it and examined it, ran my hand/fingers over it, etc. If it's there, it's very little, certainly not as apparent as it appears in the picture. There is a little gap in the wood to metal fit, but again nothing too apparent.

I don't ever attempt to compare the stocks of AHR rifles to say, someone that makes a truly fitted, custom stock with custom grip diameter, cast-off, toe-in, comb height, etc. that the stock alone would cost almost as much as Wayne's whole rifle. But for a rifle that shoots better than I can, with a stock that fits me well and looks good, I have always been happy with his work. I have a 450 Rigby built by Wayne, as well as a 375 H&H Mag that he reworked as well, as well as this rifle and am very happy with them. So much so that he's gonna build me a 404 Jeffrey.........
 

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Not being all that familiar with AHR (American Hunting Rifles), I Googled them and had a look around their website.

Here's something for the really big bore enthusiast: http://americanhuntingrifles.com/?page_id=37

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Not being all that familiar with AHR (American Hunting Rifles), I Googled them and had a look around their website.

careful that was what i did and ended up with one of the rifles .....:D
 

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I think I'd rather have @Bullthrower338 take a 5 or 10 free swings at my head before touching off that 600OK with a load of 10K ft/lbs of energy! After about swing 2 from Cody I'd at least be unconscious!
 

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That makes the Lott look tiny, 10k is a lot of thump on both ends! Out of everything I've ever shot up to .600, I believe the worst felt recoil I have experienced is from a Mark V 460 Weatherby I USED to own, that OK has got to be a monster unbroke.
 

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that 600 OK looks right up @matt85 street!! :E Crazy::E Big Grin:

you have any idea how close I came to ordering one of those?! the only thing that stopped me was the weight, I don't have any interest in lugging a 14+ pound rifle around the African bush.

although I admit I wouldn't load it to full potential. Id be perfectly happy with a 900gr pill at 2000fps for all my retinal detaching needs.

-matt
 

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I'm waitng for someone to post.........."you know, I shot a 600 OK and the recoil wasn't that bad........more of a push......." Yea Right. Heck, I wouldn't even want to be standing by someone shooting a 600 OK!

Sorry for hijacking this thread: We now return to our original topic. :)
 

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I suspect it look something like this........,

 

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Great caliber and nice rifle, congrats to you !
 

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Matt,

I agree that he handles the recoil a lot better. I really like his videos. He's not afraid to stand in behind some big rifles and "let-er rip". I will say that the 600 OK comes back on him pretty violently as well, and that's with a brake. 900 grains at almost 2400 fps.......whew....and no thank you.

I suspect the fellow shooting the 600 OK in the video I posted would be more like what I would look like. :cry:.

I agree wholeheartedly that lugging a 14 lb rifle over any significant distance would not be fun.
 

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Pretty rifle, congrats!
 

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