Planning out a 10.75X68 build

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The 10,75x68 is a nice traditional caliber for large game, but not my first choice for DG.
If you want to achieve 2300 fps with a 400grs bullet, this will not work with the10,75x68.

But with modern bullets much more is possible than Pondoro Taylor claimed to be the truth...

By using a light copper bullet (e.g. the Aero in 240grs http://www.styriaarms.com/AERO.pdf ) the 10,75x68 can be a good alternative for plains game and as "meat getter"...
As the case capacity is limited and offensive powders have to be used, shorter barrels (e.g. 20") can be used without loosing much energy.
 

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Interestingly enough .... My favorite author on African Hunting fire arms ,
Mr. LaGrange ( Author of " Ballistics ln Perspective " ) lists the 10.75×68 mm Mauser as a suitable choice for African lion . I personally would never , EVER recommend this calibre for hunting our royal Bengal tigers .
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He probably means Bahia Rosewood , the only real rosewood. Other types of wood are incorrectly referred to as rosewood.

This wood is very strong and hard. It is used for furniture but also for musical instruments. I don't know if it can withstand repeated shocks and therefore is suitable for rifles stocks.
 

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I personally would never , EVER recommend this calibre for hunting our royal Bengal tigers .

Never ever a cartridge has killed an animal.

It is the bullet, that kills.

The bullets that failed in the 60's and 70's does not exist any longer, since decades!

With todays premium bullets, the 10,75x68 kills like every other cartride in it's class.

Sometimes it makes sence to look around the corner carefully......may be, the world has changed.

;)

HWL
 

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Known to us under the name Palisander.

All these types of Rosewood are very hard and therefore difficult to work with and they also tend supposedly to tear. They are also said to be even harder than Bubinga.

It is not usual to make rifles stocks from such wood types so that there is hardly any information. In the end you have to try it and see what happens. I would try it in all cases , it is something special that not everyone has.
 

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Known to us under the name Palisander.

All these types of Rosewood are very hard and therefore difficult to work with and they also tend supposedly to tear. They are also said to be even harder than Bubinga.

It is not usual to make rifles stocks from such wood types so that there is hardly any information. In the end you have to try it and see what happens. I would try it in all cases , it is something special that not everyone has.


Thank you for the info. I need to find a stock maker.
 

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Never ever a cartridge has killed an animal.

It is the bullet, that kills.

The bullets that failed in the 60's and 70's does not exist any longer, since decades!

With todays premium bullets, the 10,75x68 kills like every other cartride in it's class.

Sometimes it makes sence to look around the corner carefully......may be, the world has changed.

;)

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That is an extremely sound reasoning , HWL . Technological advancements in bullet manufacturing have certainly come a long way ... Since the last 60 years . I also have no doubt that the modern Woodleigh bullets are far more sturdily constructed ... Than the RWS brand bullets of our time .

However , the reason why I do not personally recommend the .423 ( 10.75 × 68 mm ) Mauser as a dangerous game calibre ... Is because the cartridge case holds too little a charge of powder in proportion to the weight of the 347 grain bullet . I have no doubt that the bullet itself ... Shall remain intact , when fired at thick muscled dangerous game .

However , the cartridge itself cannot burn a charge of powder large enough ... To carry a 347 grain bullet through the hide of thick skinned dangerous game , with 100 % reliability . When a a royal Bengal tiger or forest panther charges ... It's chest muscles tense up . And this is what proves to provide the greatest degree of resistance to small arms fire .

I have another article on my IPAD ... Which I shall be posting here , shortly . It is from Man Magnum magazine's 2015 edition . The article details the author's attempts to hunt a large South African male cape buffalo ... By using a .423 ( 10.75x68 mm ) Mauser calibre bolt rifle .
The author uses hand loaded cartridges ... With the bullets being 347 grain Woodleigh soft point and solid metal covered bullets . By the end of the article ... The brute ends up requiring a grand total of 5 cartridges to be laid low . A post mortem reveals that all 5 of the bullets had hit the Cape buffalo ... In a vital region , right behind the shoulder . However , only the 4th bullet manages to successfully rupture the Cape buffalo's heart .

The author , then goes on to note ... That the .423 ( 10.75 × 68 mm ) Mauser worked successfully on a West African forest buffalo , during a previous safari . However , he declares the .423 ( 10.75 × 68 mm ) Mauser to be marginal ( At best ) for hunting dangerous game .

Now , yes . The world is changing every single day . Things certainly have changed a great deal ... Since the 1970s . However , when a person in 2015 experiences the exact same things with a calibre ... which you did , in the 1960s and 1970s ... Then , that is a very good indication ... That , perhaps bullets were not the only reason for the short comings in the.423 ( 10.75 × 68 mm ) Mauser ... As a dangerous game calibre .
 
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@Major Khan , I agree with you !

Very strange , the cartridge 10,75x68 will continuously recommended by hunters who have never shot DG with it.

I am the only one who shot three buffaloes with this cartridge and I am one of them who warns of its marginality for this purpose , and does not recommend it for the reasons already mentioned.
 

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@Major Khan , I agree with you !

Very strange , the cartridge 10,75x68 will continuously recommended by hunters who have never shot DG with it.

I am the only one who shot three buffaloes with this cartridge and I am one of them who warns of its marginality for this purpose , and does not recommend it for the reasons already mentioned.
The sad thing , Kurpfalzjager ... Is that your .423 Mauser calibre bolt rifle is actually quite regal looking ! I always thought of this calibre ... As a " Poor Man's .404 Jeffery " at best . It does make a magnificent tool for our Bengal Bush Boar , though ( Which routinely weigh in excess of 300 pounds ) . I suspect that it would also make for an excellent choice ... To secure your imposing looking European Boars ?
 

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In the old days it was certainly a cheap alternative for hunters who could not afford the expensive rifles , but we now live in other times.

The cartridge is very good for hunting wild boar.
 

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These 350 grain solids by Cutting Edge don't seem to have any penetration issues in 10.75.
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the 10.75 x 68 got a bum rap in the beginning with bad bullets of improper weight, and properly loaded it duplicates the 450-400s with a 400 gr. bullet at 2150 FPS and that's certainly no wimp!! I built a couple of them, on 98 Mauser actions with drop box that held 5 down and one up, a definite plus when needed..I have a world of respect for that caliber used with handloads and Woodleigh 400 gr. bullets...I could never tell any difference in killing effect or reaction between it and my beloved 404 Mauser or 450-400 double rifles..

Its only downfall has been availability of brass..
 

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I would like to hunt royal Bengal tiger with Major Kahn and a 10,75x68 Mauser.

And I would like to hunt cape buffalo with IvW and a .458 Win-Mag Mannlicher-Schoenauer.

I would give my right arm for this experience.....


:A Camping:

HWL
 

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I would like to hunt royal Bengal tiger with Major Kahn and a 10,75x68 Mauser.

And I would like to hunt cape buffalo with IvW and a .458 Win-Mag Mannlicher-Schoenauer.

I would give my right arm for this experience.....


:A Camping:

HWL
It would be my utmost privilege to guide you on a royal Bengal tiger shikar , HWL . However , why don't we swap the rifles ? You bring the .458 Winchester magnum calibre Mannlicher Schoenaur bolt rifle ... On your royal Bengal tiger shikar . And 480 grain soft point cartridges . I could guarantee you 1 secured royal Bengal tiger .
 

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I would like to hunt royal Bengal tiger with Major Kahn and a 10,75x68 Mauser.

And I would like to hunt cape buffalo with IvW and a .458 Win-Mag Mannlicher-Schoenauer.

I would give my right arm for this experience.....


:A Camping:

HWL

It would be my pleasure....I will be carrying my 500 Jeff......
 
 

 

 

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